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The use of case endings in Latin.

What are cases and why are they used in Latin?

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When we speak of cases in Latin, we are talking about nouns. A Latin noun has six cases (both singular and plural). The case of a noun indicates the function of that noun within the sentence ie it tells you whether it is a subject; a direct object; an indirect object etc. In Latin, the different cases of the noun are indicated by different endings of the noun. Identifying the case of the noun through its ending enables you to identify the function ...