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The dative case is most often used for the indirect object of a verb. AG 361

Some compound verbs take a dative, even though the prepositions they are compounded with take the accusative or ablative. AG 370

The dative can be used to indicate a person interested in the action of the verb. This construction is variously called "dative of reference," "dative of interest", "dative of advantage," or "ethical dative." AG 376-380

Some adjectives take a dative. AG 383-385

The dative denotes the agent with the passive periphrastic. AG 374

The "double dative" is two datives, one an ordinary dative of reference or an indirect object, the other denoting a purpose or goal. Usually the verb is a form of “sum”, though other verbs are also used. AG 382

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