Multi vs Multae
When is it correct to use “Multi” and when to use “Multae”?
Sometimes these things aren’t clear when I’m doing the exercises on the app
Multi = Masculine plural
Multae = Feminine plural
Multa = Neuter plural
Yes, multi/multae/multa are the plural nominative forms, for M/F/N.
(Neuter plural multa = both nominative and accusative plural.)
Each form also comes in genitive, dative, accusative, and ablative forms.
So, for the masculine set: nominative multi (many men); genitive multorum (OF many men); dative multis (to/for many men); accusative multos (THEM, the many men); ablative multis (by/with/from many men). endings alone: -i / -orum / -is / -os / is. (2nd declension endings)
The feminine set belong to the 1st declension: -ae / -arum / -is / -as / -is.
The neuter set are also 2nd decl. like the masculines, but notice the special neuter plural endings in the nominative and accusative: -a / -orum / -is / -a / -is.