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accusative

(əkyo͞o`zətĭv') [Lat.,=accusing], in grammar of some languages, such as Latin, the casecase,
in language, one of the several possible forms of a given noun, pronoun, or adjective that indicates its grammatical function (see inflection); in inflected languages it is usually indicated by a series of suffixes attached to a stem, as in Latin amicus,
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 typically meaning that the noun refers to the entity directly affected by an action. The term is used for similar, but often not identical, features in the grammar of other languages. Thus in the English sentence "He helped him," him is in the accusative (or, as it is sometimes called, objective) case, he in the nominative.
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From a syntactic point of view, the accusative pronoun hine (Christ), which is obviously the subject of each of the embedded infinitives claensian, gelacnian, drifan, aweccan, bebeodan, gan, and wyrcean, seems to stand in exactly the same relationship to the participle onlyhtende as to the infinitives.
The broad inventory of Old Avestan nominals to which transitivity has been assigned may give the impression that almost any noun or adjective with the relevant meaning could have governed an accusative "object.
It has been noticed that the minimum number of case-number forms in which a noun should appear to identify its inflectional pattern is four, preferably including the combination of nominative and accusative plural, and dative singular.
The element Gianni is a VP internal argument but the verb is not able to assign ACCUSATIVE case to it due to the lack of an external argument that can only accept the NOMINATIVE case.
The reading of F, modicum, has been very well defended by van MaluMaeder (following Armini), taking modicum as an adverbial accusative, and quoting examples in Apuleius for this use.
Christ's victory over Satan and the "principalities and powers" does not come through violence or accusative judgment.
Not a hint of the correct but habitually shunned accusative - an aberration that had escaped me until now in my assorted sightings of the play.
201, lines 125, 128) are based on variants or editorial intervention; `plusieurs personne' as an accusative plural, allegorie 51, line 24, deserves a note).
128-29) that the Akkadian phenomenon is analogous to the Classical Arabic construction where the negative particle la is followed by an indefinite substantive in the accusative whereby the existence of the kind is denied (termed la neifiyatu 1-jinsi, e.
Old English Masculine Weak Noun Paradigm singular plural nominative nama naman accusative naman naman genitive naman namena dative naman namum
Table 1 Semantic Pragmatic Syntactic function: function: function: Case marking: Agent Primary topic Subject Nominative (0) Patient Secondary topic Direct Object Accusative Recipient Focus Oblique Instrumental