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6 Replies to “On the E.G.”
Isn’t the Latin grammar a bit funny here? Exempli gratia is ablative, right (‘for the sake of an example’)? Singular nominative, required by the English framing grammar, would be exemplum gratis, I believe. If he got rid of the “as” in the final sentence, it would scan grammatically.
Damn auto-correct! Nominative singular would be exemplum gratia.
Either Jonathan or the U of Chicago Press seems your best bet to clarify this. Wink.
I believe we can allow for some discrepancy between our common tongue, and the language of the Gods.
Are you referring to Jupiter or Smith? 😉
Jupiter Optimus Maximus. Goes without saying.
I understand your point, it’d be more correct with a straight nominative. And, I go nuts every time I hear people order one “Muffins” cupcake, when they’re in fact just ordering only one. I care, but I don’t think anyone else ever noticed ..