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Subjective Case - Glossary of Terms

Subjective Case

The subjective case, or nominative case, is one of the 4 main cases in modern English. It is used for any noun or pronoun that is the subject of a verb.


He sang his poem.   ("He" - subject of the verb "sang")
Who rang the bell?  ("Who" - subject of the verb "rang")
Maria will open the school.  ("Maria" - subject of the verb phrase "will open")

Interactive example:
Further to your letter, we welcome the idea of staying here. [show me the subjective case]
Associated pages:
Simple subject
Objective case
The difference between who and whom
Glossary of grammatical terms

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