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oblique case

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. oblique, oblique casenoun

    any grammatical case other than the nominative

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  1. oblique casenoun

    Any noun case except the nominative case or the vocative case, where the noun is the object of a verb or the object of a preposition. The term is commonly used in Hindi grammar.

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  1. Oblique case

    In grammar, an oblique (abbreviated OBL; from Latin: casus obliquus) or objective case (abbr. OBJ) is a nominal case other than the nominative case, and sometimes, the vocative. A noun or pronoun in the oblique case can generally appear in any role except as subject, for which the nominative case is used. The term objective case is generally preferred by modern English grammarians, where it supplanted Old English's dative and accusative. When the two terms are contrasted, they differ in the ability of a word in the oblique case to function as a possessive attributive; whether English has an oblique rather than an objective case then depends on how "proper" or widespread one considers the dialects where such usage is employed. An oblique case often contrasts with an unmarked case, as in English oblique him and them versus nominative he and they. However, the term oblique is also used for languages without a nominative case, such as ergative–absolutive languages; in the Northwest Caucasian languages, for example, the oblique-case marker serves to mark the ergative, dative, and applicative case roles, contrasting with the absolutive case, which is unmarked.

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  1. oblique case

    Oblique case is a grammatical term referring to any noun case other than the nominative case, which is typically used as the subject of a sentence. Oblique cases are used to express various grammatical relations between words such as possession, location, direction, time, manner, or other semantic roles. The type and number of oblique cases vary among different languages.

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  1. Oblique case

    In grammar, an oblique case is a noun case that is used when the noun or pronoun is the object of either a verb or a preposition. A noun in the oblique case can generally appear in any role except as subject, for which the nominative case is used. The term is occasionally contrasted with the objective case, which is used for objects of verbs and of prepositions, but not for genitive relations between nouns. An oblique case often contrasts with an unmarked case, as in English oblique him and them vs. nominative he and they. However, the term oblique is also used for languages without a nominative case, such as ergative–absolutive languages; in the Northwest Caucasian languages, for example, the oblique-case marker serves to mark the ergative, dative, and applicative case roles, contrasting with the absolutive case, which is unmarked. Bulgarian, an analytic Slavic language, also has an oblique case form for pronouns: Accusative role: ⁕"Kiss me!" целувай мен! Dative role: ⁕"Give that ball to me" дай тaзи топка на мен

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of oblique case in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of oblique case in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1


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