grammatical case

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grammatical case

The English language has largely discarded its case system, which is the manner by which a noun is inflected depending on its grammatical function as a subject or object in a sentence. English largely uses prepositions to accomplish this now, but personal pronouns are one part of English in which the case system is still active, being inflected depending on whether they function as a subject, object, possessive determiner, or possessive pronoun.
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Noun1.grammatical case - nouns or pronouns or adjectives (often marked by inflection) related in some way to other words in a sentence
grammatical category, syntactic category - (grammar) a category of words having the same grammatical properties
nominative, nominative case, subject case - the category of nouns serving as the grammatical subject of a verb
oblique, oblique case - any grammatical case other than the nominative
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