Definition of nominative in English:
1 Grammar Relating to or denoting a case of nouns, pronouns, and adjectives (as in Latin and other inflected languages) used for the subject of a verb.
- It therefore cannot be further inflected as if it were a nominative singular noun.
- Grounding is marked by a cluster of features pertaining to the verb and its subject, namely tense inflection, number agreement of the verb with its subject, and the nominative case of the subject.
- Early medieval Latin also allowed for the possibility of a dependent substantive clause with finite verb and subject in the nominative case.
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1.1 (the nominative) The nominative case.
- These would include the nominative (for the subject of a sentence), the accusative (for its object) and the genitive (to indicate possession).
- Other names on the sealing facets occur in either the nominative or the genitive.
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