nominative case

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Related to nominative case: objective case, accusative case
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Noun1.nominative case - the category of nouns serving as the grammatical subject of a verb
grammatical case, case - nouns or pronouns or adjectives (often marked by inflection) related in some way to other words in a sentence
nominativprvní pád
caso nominativo
nimetav käänenominatiiv
caso nominativo
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Pressed to fall back upon a nominative case, he opined that they wos about as red as ever red could be.
it's me, and me's the first person singular, nominative case, agreeing with the verb "it's", and governed by Squeers understood, as a acorn, a hour; but when the h is sounded, the a only is to be used, as a and, a art, a ighway,' replied Mr Squeers, quoting at random from the grammar.
Morphologically the subjects of unergative verbs in Pashto show nominative Case in the present and future tenses while the subjects of unergative verbs in the past tense show accusative Case:
Feoktistov states that the form is to express attributive function of nominative case ([TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII.
In the third paper, "On nominative case assignment in Old English", the author discusses OE passive constructions with extraposition and attempts to provide a uniform account of them.
The finite verb, that is, the assigner of nominative case, has to be adjacent to the subject, which has to receive the nominative case.
As a result, more Greek endings can be added to the stem, that is, the endings of the entire IC1 paradigm, among which, the -os of the nominative case (e.
Keywords: Case assignment, Pashto, nominative Case, accusative Case, functional category
Bekker, in Selkup southern dialects the nominative case denotes indefiniteness of an object altogether, e.
In (1) the subject precedes the verb, is in the nominative case, and triggers number and person agreement in the verb.
In On Binding, the N in the NP is selected for Nominative case assignment for two reasons: (1) it is the lexical head of the (Subject) NP and (2) the NP is governed by tense.
The P will search for a goal in its c-commanding domain and finds she, will agrees with and assigns nominative case to she and since T has an EPP feature, it triggers the movement of she to spec-T forming a TP and the TP will merge with a null declarative C forming the CP as in the following: