I think da would be most appropriate here.obsecro te, da/tribue/concede mihi potestatem.
I am curious what part of the is the direct object, indirect object, and subject so that I know what case to use? I am also wondering what case potestatem is?
You have absolutely no reason to be apologizing for that. We're all here to learn, and asking questions is the best way to do it.Forgive me for so many questions but as I am trying to teach myself Latin I want to be sure I get it right.
Here, you would need what is known as a verbal adjective; it uses the fourth principal part of a verb but is used in the same way as an adjective, meaning that it must agree in case, number, and gender with the noun it modifies.I was curious as to what cases one would use if a subject is being described in some way such as
The people bound to the world?
Da, as an imperative, has no subject.
Mood is imperative, tense is present.Not a tense, a mood. Da is in the imperative (i.e. commanding) mood
Yes; tu is implied, but as it's a minor detail and Darklander is merely in his beginning stages of learning, I figured including that would cause more confusion.Isn't it an implied tu, and what has it to do with the verb being an imperative?
Isn't it more confusing to say that it doesn't have a subject?Yes; tu is implied, but as it's a minor detail and Darklander is merely in his beginning stages of learning, I figured including that would cause more confusion.
It is imperative, but it is present too. Also we could add that it is second person singular.Regarding why I mentioned imperatives at all, Darklander asked what form of dare da is.
I don't think so. I think if I had said that the subject was an implied tu, it might be misinterpreted (i.e. that "implied tu" means das rather than tu das, and tu (nom.) da doesn't make any sense). But then again, das doesn't bear the same force as da (and there's an "s" on the end).Isn't it more confusing to say that it doesn't have a subject?
I suppose you're right; after all, he did ask for the general form rather than a specific aspect of the verb...It is imperative, but it is present too. Also we could add that it is second person singular.