nominative nominative

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the category of nouns serving as the grammatical subject of a verb
  2. (adj) serving as or indicating the subject of a verb and words identified with the subject of a copular verb
  3. (adj) named; bearing the name of a specific person
  4. (adj) appointed by nomination

Usage(s):

  1. The British weekly New Scientist has touched on this, exploring what is known as nominative determinism--the common case of people whose names echo their jobs.
  2. For a couple of years it worked: the Kurds held their first ever democratic elections and set up a parliament in their nominative capital of Erbil.
  3. Apparently we have arrived at a point where it is not necessary for the baby or anyone else to learn the difference between the nominative and accusative cases.

News

  • A Word, Please: While away the time with this lesson

    Making good grammar decisions usually requires very little grammar. If the sentence Whom are you? sounds wrong, it probably is. You don t need to know why. You need never have heard the term predicate nominative or even object pronoun. Call it grammar autopilot.
    on February 1, 2014     Source: The Glendale News-Press

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