Nominatives and Accusatives By Michael Wojtukiewicz
Nominatives • A nominative noun is considered to be the subject of a sentence, and actually does the action depicted by the verb. • An example of a nominative noun in a sentence is: The boyclimbs the tree. • The boy is the subject of this sentence so therefore it is a nominative noun.
Accusatives • An accusative noun is the direct object of a sentence and receives the action done by the nominative noun. • An example of an accusative noun in a sentence is: The boy climbs the tree. • Tree is the direct object because it receives the action so therefore it is an accusative noun.
Declensions • Each nominative and accusative has its own specific ending to make sense in a sentence. • There are three declensions that are based on the gender of both the nominative and the accusative. • The three genders are masculine, feminine, and neutral and the gender of the nominative or accusative shows what ending is needed.