Cases in nouns tell about the position and role of a noun in a sentence.
There are four kinds of cases:
Let us discuss these cases in detail. Each noun case is made bold.
If a noun or a pronoun is used as the subject, it is called nominative use.
She is reading.
Mohan is walking
If a noun or pronoun is used as the object, called accusative use.
Rules to write possessive cases.
1. At the end of a singular noun we put —'s for possessive case :
Rajiv's book, Meena's mother, President's bodyguard.
2. —s ending plural nouns take only (’)
Boys' hostel, Girls' school
Women's college, Men's competition, Children's park
3. In compound nouns, we use possessive with the last term.
4. If possessive is used before than, it should be used after than.
Ravi's sister is more beautiful than Karan. —wrong
Ravi's sister is more beautiful than Karan's. —correct.
Kareena's husband is more handsome than Karishma. — wrong
Kareena's husband is more handsome than Karishma's. — correct
Rohan's brother is more intelligent than Mohan. —wrong
Rohan's brother is more intelligent than Mohan's. —correct
A noun is said to be in a dative case if it is the Indirect object of the verb. (Indirect object of the verb is the noun for whom or for which the action of the verb is carried out). There should not be a preposition before the indirect object because in that case, it will be the object of that preposition.
The postman brought me a letter.
|1. What are the different classifications of nouns based on case in English grammar?
|2. How does the nominative case function in English grammar?
|3. What is the role of the accusative case in English grammar?
|4. When is the genitive case used in English grammar?
|5. How is the dative case employed in English grammar?