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  • n  the category of nouns serving as the grammatical subject of a verb
  • a  serving as or indicating the subject of a verb and words identified with the subject of a copular verb
    nominative noun endings
    predicate nominative
  • s  named; bearing the name of a specific person
    nominative shares of stock
  • s  appointed by nomination

  • 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.
  • They're subjects (or in one case, arguably, a predicate nominative), not objects.
  • 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.
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  • 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.
    Feb. 1, 2014 - The Glendale News-Press

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