Usage examples for nominative

  1. I has no oblique, and me no nominative case. – The English Language by Robert Gordon Latham
  2. Neither bear any sign of case at all, so that, form for form, they are equally and indifferently nominative and accusative, as the habit of language may make them. – The English Language by Robert Gordon Latham
  3. The Greek takes sadai as breasts and nominative to the verb: Do the breasts of the rock give out? – Jeremiah by George Adam Smith
  4. 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
  5. But the nominative plural makes excellent sense, and is sufficiently elegant, and sounds to my ear Shakspearian. – Literary Remains, Vol. 2 by Coleridge
  6. " The nominative and the objective cases," should be " The nominative and objective cases." – Slips of Speech by John H. Bechtel
  7. In the present English, however, the nominative is the absolute case. – The English Language by Robert Gordon Latham
  8. Nominative case, defined; when used, note. – Practical Grammar and Composition by Thomas Wood
  9. It is clear that you can be used instead of ye only so far as it is nominative in power. – The English Language by Robert Gordon Latham
  10. 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
  11. If Mr. Laing's precise mind had looked for a moment at the text he was criticizing he would have seen that Salome is a common name in the nominative case. – The Faith of the Millions (2nd series) by George Tyrrell
  12. But this is not the case: the only nominative to the verb is 'officer. – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  13. This being the fact, the nominative is the only case that is changed as such. – The English Language by Robert Gordon Latham
  14. What pronouns may be used only in the nominative case? – Practical Grammar and Composition by Thomas Wood
  15. 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
  16. Who should be written in both cases because the word is not in the objective governed by say or think, but in the nominative dependent on the verb am. – How to Speak and Write Correctly by Joseph Devlin
  17. 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
  18. Brown joined Macdonald in supporting the nominative system. – George Brown by John Lewis
  19. 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
  20. 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