Term: Case

Definition:


Case is used in some languages to show the function of a Noun or Noun Phrase in a sentence by Inflection.

English nouns have two cases:

The dog (General case)

The dog's (Genitive case- indicating possession)

Personal Pronouns have three cases:

  • he (Subject case)
  • him (Object case)
  • his (Genitive case)

Other languages can have more or fewer cases and many have none.