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Certain special verbs require notice.

a. Many verbs apparently intransitive, expressing feeling, take an accusative, and may be used in the passive: -

For the Cognate Accusative with verbs of taste, smell, and the like, see §390. a.

NOTE: Some verbs commonly intransitive may be used transitively (especially in poetry) from a similarity of meaning with other verbs that take the accusative: -

b. Verbs of motion, compounds of circum, tráns, and praeter, and a few others, frequently become transitive, and take the accusative (cf. §370. b): -

NOTE: Among such verbs are some compounds of ad, in, per, and sub.

c. The accusative is used after the impersonals decet, dédecet, délectat, iuvat, oportet, fallit, fugit, praeterit: -

NOTE 1: So after latet in poetry and post-classical prose: as, - latet plérósque (Plin. N. H. ii. 82), it is unknown to most persons.

NOTE 2: These verbs are merely ordinary transitives with an idiomatic signifi tion. Hence most of them are also used personally.

NOTE 3: Decet and latet sometimes take the dative :

d. A few verbs in isolated expressions take the accusative from a forcing of their meaning. Such expressions are:

NOTE 1: These accusatives are of various kinds. The last example approach the cognate construction (af. the second example under §390).

NOTE 2: In early and popular usage some nouns and adjectives derived from transitive verbs retain verbal force sufficient to govern the accusative: -