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What is nominative case?



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


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

  Nominative case is a kind of

Crystal 1980 242


Pei and Gaynor 1954 147


Mish 1991 801


Hartmann and Stork 1972 224

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