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"Who studies at home?"

Translation:Quis domi studet?

August 28, 2019



Shouldn't "Quis studet domi?" also be valid?


It should also be accepted now, but unfortunately it takes some time for the changes we make in the Incubator to be active for users (sometimes as long as two weeks).

Still, please report (with the button in the lesson, not in the discussion) if it's not accepted, it's still possible something got missed!


The problem is we don't know if it's right to report it as incorrect or not. It could be wrong. We are all learners, after all.


That's why I told you here that it's fine. :) Now if you write that and it's not accepted, you can come to the discussion, see that it should be, and go back and report.


I don't think people should report sentences as being incorrect unless they know they are incorrect. I think it is good for students to ask questions about sentence structure here.


Correct. But if they come to the discussion and it's confirmed, then reporting it is fine and helpful. :)


Every word order is fine. There are some exception, when you have a group of words that can't be splitted, for logical reasons, but you see it's not the case here.


Why can you say domi for at home but you need the preposition in for in urbe?


It's just so.

Funnily enough, it's the same in English. You can say "I'm home", but you can't say "I'm city" or "I'm work" or "I'm airport".


I..never realized that as native English speaker until you just said it, very helpful for Latin too though!


You just blew a hole through my brain


Domi is in Locative case. Most nouns don't have that option, but that's an exception.


domi, the locative form of domus, is part of a group of nouns (cities, towns, small islands, domus, one or two other ones) that is used with the locative case to denote the location.

urbs is not apart of those nouns so we make use of in + the ablative (urbe) to express the location.


Because "domi" is a locative, and a locative means "at".

Domi = "at home". No need to add another "in" or "at".


Why is "Quis in urbe studet" incorrect?


in urbe would mean "in a/the city", not "at home" (domi here).

Quis in urbe studet? -> "Who studies in the city?"


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