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Dative of the Agent.


The Dative of the Agent is used with the Gerundive to denote the person on whom the necessity rests: -

a. This is the regular way of expressing the agent with the Second or Passive Periphrastic Conjugation (§ 196).

NOTE 1: The Ablative of the Agent with ab405) is sometimes used with the Second Periphrastic Cobjugation when the Dative would be ambiguous or when a stronger expression is desired: -

NOTE 2: The Dative of the Agent is either a special case of the Dative of Possession or a development of the Dative of Reference (§ 376).