The Accusative Case



The Accusative Case :



When a Noun is used as the Object of the verb, it is also said to be in this Case.

The main function of the accusative case is to show the direct object of a verb. We can easily find the direct object of the verb by asking WHAT or WHOM.

The boy killed the dog.

In the above sentence, the verb is KILLED. Now, we have to ask the question. The boy killed WHAT or WHOM?

In the above sentence, the verb KILLED takes the object THE DOG.

So, the noun THE DOG is in this case.

Most people will come across this case when studying other languages as well.

Here are some examples of sentences with the nouns of this case with an explanation of finding the direct object of the verb.

We bought a computer.

VERB : BOUGHT

The direct Object of the verb : a computer

Since the direct object of the verb is A COMPUTER, that is in this case. So, the noun A COMPUTER is in this case. In this sentence, the form of the direct object of the verb is not changed.

We brought him to Chennai.

The verb of this sentence is BROUGHT.

The direct object of the verb is WE.

The indirect object of verb is HIM which is objective form of the pronoun HE.

So, the noun HIM is in this case.

In the above sentence, the form of the indirect object is changed.

In English, the objective form of the nouns and the pronouns are used in this case.

HE …. HIM
SHE …. HER
WE …. US
I ….. ME
THEY ….. THEM
YOU ….. YOU
IT …. IT

The objective forms of the pronouns are the same the subjective form those pronouns.

We saw him neat the bus-stand.

They scolded her for her mistakes.

Please, give me lift to the Railway station.

I offered them three options.

They will not mind you smoking in the hall.

I bought a car. Now, I have sold it out.

We have given few more examples with the nouns in this case. The nouns in this case in the following sentences are in BOLD.

1. We cooked our break-fast.
2. We prepared the question-papers for the forth coming exams.
3. Clinton ruled USA for eight full years.
4. They posted their votes for this party.
5. The author sold out all his books.

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 Case Pronouns
  8. Nominative Pronouns
  9. The Vocative Case
  10. The Genitive Case
  11. The Possessive 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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