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Noun and its different cases

  1. Nominative case

 

A noun used as the subject in a sentence is said to be in Nominative case.

 

To get the  nominative case from a sentence, just ask the question  Who?

 

Eg:-Rakesh called her.

 

When ask  the question Who?,  we get the subject of the sentence Rakesh as answer.

 

So the noun Rakesh is in Nominative case as it is the subject of the sentence.

 

To know more about subject  click here

 

  1. Objective or Accusative Case.

 

A noun used as the object in a sentence is said to be in Accusative case.

 

To get the accusative case from a sentence, just ask the question  What? or Whom? or to what? or to whom?

 

Eg:   Mathew visited Jancy.

 

When ask the question What?,  we get the object of the sentence Jancy as answer.

 

So the noun Jancy is in accusative case.

 

To know more about object, direct object and indirect object  click here

 

  1. Possessive Case or Genitive Case.

 

A noun used to indicate a possession is said to be in Possessive case.

To get the possessive case from a sentence,  just ask the question Whose?

Eg: Martin’s  children are studying in this college.

When we  ask the question whose? ,  we get the Possessive case  Martin’s as the answer.

 

  • Nouns in Apposition

 

             When one noun follows another to describe it,  the noun that follows is said to be in apposition.

Eg:  Sachin, the blaster, won the world cup for India.

            Here, the noun blaster follows the noun Sachin to  describe  him.

So  the noun blaster is said to be in apposition.

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