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506. The Accusative of the Gerund and Gerundive is used after the preposition ad , to denote Purpose (cf. § 533):—
  1. vocās ad scrībendum (Or. 34) , you summon me to write.
  2. vīvis nōn ad dēpōnendam sed ad cōnfīrmandam audāciam (Cat. 1.4) , you live not to put off but to confirm your daring.
  3. nactus aditūs ad ea cōnanda (B. C. 1.31) , having found means to undertake these things.

Note 1.--Other prepositions appear in this construction; inter and ob a few times, circā, in, ante , and a few others very rarely: as, “inter agendum” , while driving.

Note 2.--The Accusative of the gerund with a preposition never takes a direct object in classic Latin.

Ablative of the Gerund and Gerundive

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