Competitive Exams - English
The nominative case
Nouns and pronouns (I, you, he, she, it, we, and they, to name a few) used in
the nominative case
function as subjects and predicate nominatives in
Patsy read the newspaper.
I can assist you with the project.
They will be doing the least favorite part of the job.
Predicate nominative examples:
The new champion is Tony.
The new leader is he.
Their choices for club leaders are you and Juanita.
Note: In all cases, an appositive is in the same case as the word it refers to in
the sentence. Thus, in certain situations, an appositive is in the nominative
We neighbors must rely upon one another. (Because we refers to the
sentenceís subject, neighbors, we is in the nominative case.)
The witnesses are we people. (Because we refers to the sentenceís
predicate nominative, people, we is in the nominative case.)
The proposalís writers, Jess and Tess, were present. (Jess and Tess are
the appositives and are in the nominative case.)
Practical English Grammar - Notes
6. the participle and participial phrase
9. compound subject and compound predicate
11. the noun adjective pronoun question
25. compound prepositions and the preposition adverb question
27. subject complements predicate nominatives and predicate adjectives
40. reflexive demonstrative and interrogative pronouns
42. Indefinite pronouns and the possessive case
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