grammatical case

Definitions of grammatical case
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n nouns or pronouns or adjectives (often marked by inflection) related in some way to other words in a sentence

Synonyms:
case
Types:
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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
accusative, accusative case, objective case
the case of nouns serving as the direct object of a verb
dative, dative case
the category of nouns serving as the indirect object of a verb
genitive, genitive case, possessive, possessive case
the case expressing ownership
vocative, vocative case
the case (in some inflected languages) used when the referent of the noun is being addressed
ablative, ablative case
the case indicating the agent in passive sentences or the instrument or manner or place of the action described by the verb
Type of:
grammatical category, syntactic category
(grammar) a category of words having the same grammatical properties

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