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What is nominative case?

 

Definition
 

Nominative case is the case that identifies clause subjects in nominative-accusative languages. Nouns used in isolation have this case.

Discussion
 

Nominative case is not often formally marked in nominative-accusative languages.

Generic
  Nominative case is a kind of
 
Sources
 

Crystal 1980 242

 

Pei and Gaynor 1954 147

 

Mish 1991 801

 

Hartmann and Stork 1972 224


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