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Locative case

The locative case is found in some classical Indo-European languages, particularly Sanskrit and Latin. It is still found in uncommon, archaic or literary use in certain modern Indian languages (such as Marathi in which a separate ablative case has however disappeared). It is still in common use in Baltic languages. In Slavic languages it is common, too, only it is called the prepositional.

The locative case corresponds vaguely to the preposition "in", "at", or "by" of English and indicates a final location of action or a time of the action.

In languages such as Finnish, there is a set of six distinct locative cases that express different relationships to location. See inessive case, elative case, illative case, adessive case, allative case, and ablative case.



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