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    what is a nominative case construction?
    and what is a objective case construction?

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    The nominative case is a grammatical case for a noun. A word that is in the nominative case is a noun that is the subject of a verb.





    The objective case is a grammatical case for nouns. A word in the objective case serves as a direct object of a verb or preposition.

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      a. Also called objective case. (in English and some other languages) a case specialized for the use of a form as the object of a transitive verb or of a preposition, as him in The boy hit him, or me in He comes to me with his troubles.
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    Re: english terminology

    Quote Originally Posted by sta
    what is a nominative case construction?
    and what is a objective case construction?
    English doesn't pay much attention to case except for pronouns. As Ron said, if a pronoun is the subject of a sentence or clause, we use nominative case pronouns: I, you, he/she/it/, we, they, who. If a pronoun is the object of a verb or preposition, we use objective case pronouns: me, you, him/her/it, us, them, whom.

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