M&F have previously given us quantus - how much, how great, and quot - how many. I took from this that if you were referring to countable things you used quot, and for, well.....quantities that had to be measured, you used quantus.How many days after me do you want to set out to Rome?
However, M&F's translation into Latin is
which I can follow, but clearly goes against what I thought. So what is the distinction between quot and quantus? And is the literal translation "post me" quite kosher here? I thought you might have to use a verbal form, like "after I leave" or "after my leaving" (as in the way they said "yes").Quantīs diēbus post mē Rōmam proficīscī vīs?