nominative case

  1. the category of nouns serving as the grammatical subject of a verb
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How To Use nominative case In A Sentence

  • Korean developed a nominative case marker out of a demonstrative in parallel fashion (see López-Couso/Seoane, Rethinking grammaticalization: New perspectives (2008), p.242). Nipping the PIE ergative *-s theory right in the bud
  • Indeed, the nominal part of this prepositional phrase is not in the nominative case; sub governs the ablative case.
  • Sometimes choosing the nominative case sounds so formal as to be absurdly stilted. Times, Sunday Times
  • The nominative case is used as the subject of a sentence or a clause. A Short Guide to Writing About History
  • When the participle or the infinitive is used abstractly, without an assumed subject, its attribute complement is also said to be in the nominative case; as, To _be he_ [Footnote: See footnote above.] is to be a scholar; _Being_ a _scholar_ is not _being_ an _idler_. Higher Lessons in English A work on english grammar and composition
  • The nominal part of this prepositional phrase is not in the nominative case.
  • _The relative is the nominative case to the verb, when no nominative comes between it and the verb_. English Grammar in Familiar Lectures
  • Grounding is marked by a cluster of features pertaining to the verb and its subject, namely tense inflection, number agreement of the verb with its subject, and the nominative case of the subject.
  • In the Cippus Perusinus, ipa is certainly in the nominative case matching corresponding nominatives ita 'that' and ica 'this' but the question is whether this pronoun's declined according to its role in the relative clause or its antecedent, tezan, which I give the value of 'cippus': Relative pronouns in Etruscan
  • And should it be said that the word 'knowledge' in that text denotes not the Self, but the internal organ or buddhi, we point out that in that case there would be a change of grammatical expression, that is to say, as the buddhi is the instrument of action, the text would exhibit the instrumental case instead of the nominative case 'by knowledge, and so on' (vijñânena instead of vijñânam). The Vedanta-Sutras with the Commentary by Ramanuja — Sacred Books of the East, Volume 48
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