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nominative

(nŏm`ĭnətĭv), [Lat.,=naming], in Latin grammar, 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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 usually employed for the nounnoun
[Lat.,=name], in English, part of speech of vast semantic range. It can be used to name a person, place, thing, idea, or time. It generally functions as subject, object, or indirect object of the verb in the sentence, and may be distinguished by a number of formal criteria.
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 that is the subject of the sentence. The term is used in the grammar of languages with Latinlike features, but the case may in fact have different functions.
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The noun corpus consists of 15 Old English disyllabic neuter a-stems, each of which is categorized as such by Brunner--Sievers (1965: 199-200), Wright--Wright (1925: 181-182), and Campbell (1959: 226-229) and is known to be attested in Old English in the nominative plural or the accusative plural on at least one occasion (cf.
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A plus for students whose Koine Greek is rusty is the list of words by case or verb form with the nominative or infinitive listed.
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La direction du centre universitaire de Tissemsilt a assure qu'une liste nominative de 110 beneficiaires de logements de fonction a ete rendue publique dernierement et que l'attribution s'effectuera a [beaucoup moins que] court terme, une fois acheves les travaux d'amenagement externe [beaucoup plus grand que].