The Nominative Case [UK. GRAMMAR PORTAL]
Ukrainian is an East Slavic language spoken primarily in Western and Central Ukraine by 40 million people making it the third most spoken Slavic language by number of native speakers in the world!
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What is the nominative case?
The nominative case is used to mark the subject of a clause. In other words, it is used for the person or object doing the action. Let's take some examples:
- I eat an apple - Я їм яблуко
I is in the nominative because it is doing the action of eating.
- The girl goes to school - Дівчина йде до школи
The girl is in the nominative because she is doing the action of going.
Pay special attention to this example!
- Діти – люди - The children are people
The direct object and the subject in a statement using the verb "to be" are both put in the nominative. Think of the long line "–" (called an em-dash) as being an equals sign. So Children = people.
How do we form the Nominative?
We don't exactly form the nominative so to say. The nominative is the basic/dictionary form of the word and we build up the endings from there. So that's one less case to remember! Woop! Woop!
If you have any questions, feel free to ask :)