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    Adjectives Governing Cases

    Hi~

    My quesiton is about Lesson 8, Section 2, p.85 in Henle Latin I, concerning Adjectives Governing Cases. I am wondering why "next" in the example "The province is next to the Gauls." is considered an adjective and not an adverb of place. I understand "finitimus" being used as an adjective when translated as "neighboring" such as "neighboring town," but isn't "next" an adverb modifying "is" when used in the English sentence above? Did I miss something in English class? I'm not exactly sure how to explain this to my students. TIA for your help!
    Vale!
    magistrakfm

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    I suppose in English you are right. Latin is expressing the same thought another way, using an adjective. I think this is just one of those cases where you have to say something differently in English to say the same thing.

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      #3
      Thanks! I guess that's what makes Latin so much fun
      Vale!
      magistrakfm

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