Dative Case

Dative Case :

Dative Case :

The indirect object of a verb is said to be in the Dative case.

The chief guest gave a present.

The chief guest gave Raman a present.

In each of the above sentences, the noun ’present’ is the object of the verb ‘gave’.

In the second sentence, ‘Raman’ is the person to whom the chief guest gave a present. The noun ‘present’ which an ordinary object is called the direct object and is in the Accusative Case.

The noun ‘Raman’ is called the indirect object of the verb ‘gave’ and is said to be in the Dative Case.

The position of the Indirect object is immediately after the verb and before the Direct object.

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