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What is benefactive case?

 

Definition
 

Benefactive case is a case that expresses that the referent of the noun it marks receives the benefit of the situation expressed by the clause.

Generic
  Benefactive case is a kind of
 
Sources
 

Crystal 1980 43

 

Gove 1966 203


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