English Grammar Lessons

  Biscuit Trail: Home  Glossary of Grammatical Terms  Accusative Case


Accusative Case - Glossary of Terms


Accusative Case

In other languages, the accusative case's main function is to show the direct object of a verb.  In modern English, it is indistinguishable from the dative case, whose main role in other languages is to show the indirect object of verb.  In English, the objective case covers the roles of both the accusative case and the dative case.

Examples:

 Give the large parcel to the lady next door.
                      
                direct object            indirect object

Anteaters prefer termites.
                                 
                         direct object  
Associated pages:
 
What are verbs?  
 

Grammar Monster | Copyright Registration Number: 226604 | All rights reserved