"Ich bin der Apfel"
In the sentence "Ich bin der Apfel" why is it der instead of den? Isn't Apfel in this example in accusative case?
Beware that 'der Affe' isn't the object of this sentence, but rather the subject complement.
English does muddle this distinction by using such idiomatic phrases as 'It is me' instead of 'It is I.'