Nominative Case Pronouns



Nominative Case Pronouns :



The nominative case is one of the grammatical cases of a noun or other part of speech which generally marks the subject of a verb.

The nominative case is also called by other names such as subjective case or straight case or upright case.

Sukumar ate an apple.
Sukumar is noun and subject of the verb ATE. So, this noun SUKUMAR is in subject in nominative case.

He walked home.
He is a pronoun and subject of the verb WALKED. So, this pronoun HE is in subject in nominative case.

John and Mary bought a car.
John and Mary is a noun and subject of the verb BOUGHT. So, this noun John and Mary is in subject in nominative case.

Pronouns are used to show the Nominative Case. I, you, he, she, they, we, who, etc… are few of the pronouns which are used in subjective cases.

Raja is a businessman.
(Here, Raja is in the subjective case, because it's the subject of the verb IS, and businessman is also in the subjective case, because it's a subject complement. It renames the subject.)

It was he.
(In this sentence, IT is in the subjective case, because it's the subject of the verb WAS and I is also in the subjective case, because it's a subject complement. IT renames the subject.)

They bought a house.
(In this sentence, THEY is in the subjective case, because it's the subject of the verb BOUGHT.)

Nominative Case Pronouns : The pronouns which are used in place of the nouns which are the subjects of the verb are called Nominative Case Pronouns.

Pronouns are used to show the Nominative Case. I, you, he, she, they, we, who, etc… are few of the pronouns which are used in subjective cases.

Nominative Case Pronouns is also called Nominative Pronouns.

My friends have come all the way from New York. They will be here in Chennai for ten days.

In the above sentences, the noun MY FRIENDS is the Nominative Case Noun. Another pronoun (they) has been used to indicate the same noun (my friends). So, the pronoun THEY is also in Nominative Case Noun. But here THEY is in Nominative Case Pronoun.

We can explain this case with one more example.

Mohan has been awarded the best out-going student of the year by the college committee. He was so joyful that he gave us a celebration party.

In the above sentences, the noun MOHAN is the Nominative Case Noun. Another pronoun (he) has been used to indicate the same noun (MOHAN). So, the pronoun HE is also in Nominative Case Noun. But here HE is in Nominative Case Pronoun.

RELATED PAGES :



  1. Noun and Case
  2. Kinds of Cases in English
  3. The Nominative Case
  4. The Subjective Case
  5. The Straight Case
  6. The Upright Case
  7. Nominative Pronouns
  8. The Vocative Case
  9. The Genitive Case
  10. The Possessive Case
  11. The Accusative Case
  12. The Objective Case
  13. The Dative Case
  14. Uses of The Genitive Case
  15. Genitive Case in Phrases
  16. Genitive Case in Apposition


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