With verbs of exchange and trade, either the thing given or the thing taken are placed in the ablative of price:
- He barters his faith and piety for money: fidem et pietātem suam pecūniā commūtat.
- He exchanges his wealth for faith and piety: pecuniam suam fidē et pietātē commūtat.
- He exchanged his native land for exile: exsilium patriā mūtāvit.
- He exchange exile for his native land: patriam exsiliō mūtāvit.
Note the slight change in English for each variation.
Exchanges are often performed with cum.
- He exchanged his sword for a bow: ensem cum arcō vertit.
The Essential AG: 417b