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decline corpurs, corporis, n.: body,
Nominative - corpus
Genitive - corporis
Dative - corporI
Accusative - corpus
Ablative - corpore
decline corpurs, corporis, n.: body, plural
Nominative - corpora
Genitive - corporum
Dative - corporibus
Accusative - corpora
Ablative - corporibus
Corpora nOn sumus. From Cicero, Tusculan Disputations. Three facts about the parsing of this sentence.
1. "We" are the unexpressed subjects.
2. corpora is nominative because the bodies are identified with the subject. Not a direct object.
3. statements of identity using the nominative case are "predicate nominatives."
HostEs ex corporibus pugnant. Parse.
HostEs - masculine nominative noun, enemy, The context makes it clear that it is the subject of pugnant, rather than accusative.
ex - preposition related to ablative case, meaning "out of", "from" or "from on top of"
Pugnant - indicative, "they fight"
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