grammatical case

A mode of inflection of a word dependent on its use, especially the syntactic function in a phrase

The grammatical cases nominative and accusative are used for subject viz. object in many languages, including Latin


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  • grammatical case — noun nouns or pronouns or adjectives (often marked by inflection) related in some way to other words in a sentence • Syn: ↑case • Hypernyms: ↑grammatical category, ↑syntactic category • Hyponyms: ↑nominative, ↑nominative case, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Case government — Government is a linguistic term for a kind of influence that one grammatical element exerts on another, and the canonical example of government is case government, when a verb or preposition is said to govern the grammatical case on its noun… …   Wikipedia

  • case — case1 caseless, adj. caselessly, adv. /kays/, n. 1. an instance of the occurrence, existence, etc., of something: Sailing in such a storm was a case of poor judgment. 2. the actual state of things: That is not the case. 3. a question or problem… …   Universalium

  • Grammatical category — A grammatical category or functional category is a linguistic term encompassing, among other things: *Grammatical aspect *Grammatical case *Grammatical mood *Definiteness *Specificity *Animacy *Evidentiality *Noun class *Grammatical gender… …   Wikipedia

  • grammatical category — noun (grammar) a category of words having the same grammatical properties • Syn: ↑syntactic category • Topics: ↑grammar • Hypernyms: ↑class, ↑category, ↑family …   Useful english dictionary

  • Grammatical relation — In linguistics, grammatical functions or (grammatical relations) refer to syntactic relationships between parts of speech such as subject , object , adjunct , complement . These are distinct from the semantic notions of agent and patient, as… …   Wikipedia

  • case ending — noun A suffix like element which indicates a word’s grammatical case, number, and gender. In the Latin noun domine, the e case ending marks it as a masculine, singular, noun in the vocative case …   Wiktionary

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