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What is instrumental case?

 

Definition
 

Instrumental case is a case indicating that the referent of the noun it marks is the means of the accomplishment of the action expressed by the clause.

Generic
  Instrumental case is a kind of
 
Sources
 

Crystal 1980 187

 

Hartmann and Stork 1972 114

 

Mish 1991 627


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