Usage examples for nominative

  1. Whenever the sentence is introduced by a phrase consisting in part of a noun in the plural, or several nouns in the singular or plural, and, especially, where the subject follows the verb; care must be taken to keep the nominative well in mind, so that the verb may be in strict accord with it. – Slips of Speech by John H. Bechtel
  2. The Greek takes sadai as breasts and nominative to the verb: Do the breasts of the rock give out? – Jeremiah by George Adam Smith
  3. But this is not the case: the only nominative to the verb is 'officer. – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  4. It is self- evident that each language, in order to be a language, must be able to distinguish the subject from the object, the nominative from the accusative. – Lectures on The Science of Language by Max Müller
  5. But then the use of the third person when she used Bootea instead of a nominative pronoun might be due to a cultured deference toward a Sahib. – Caste by W. A. Fraser
  6. Brown joined Macdonald in supporting the nominative system. – George Brown by John Lewis
  7. Since, however, these seven words are more frequently used than any other words, the possibilities of error in choosing between the nominative and the objective are many. – Practical Exercises in English by Huber Gray Buehler
  8. Case Forms Following am, are, is, was, and other forms of the verb to be, the pronoun must be in the nominative case. – Slips of Speech by John H. Bechtel
  9. B Elective versus nominative system discussed at Quebec Conference- latter decided upon, 164; George Brown approves of nominative system, 165; distribution of members of, 173; Dorion objects to nominative system, 175, 177; weakness of the system, 178; its reorganization advocated by Canada First Association, 236. Seneca Indians. – The Makers of Canada: Index and Dictionary of Canadian History by Various
  10. " The nominative and the objective cases," should be " The nominative and objective cases." – Slips of Speech by John H. Bechtel