Singular Plural Case
Boy Boys Nominative case
Boy Boys’ Possessive case
- Cases – Singular+Plural
THIRD PERSON SINGULAR PLURAL
Nominative case He They
Possessive case His Their, Theirs
Accusative case Him Them
Nominative case She They
Possessive case Her, Her’s Their, Theirs
Accusative case Her They
Nominative case It They
Possessive case Its These
Accusative case It Them
When a noun is used as the indirect object of a verb in a sentence, it is said to be in the DATIVE CASE.
Ex: Father gave a watch Father gave Anand a watch
In each of the sentences, the Noun WATCH is the object.
In the second sentence, Anand is the person to whom ‘Father’ gave a watch. The noun ‘Anand’ is the indirect object. It is in DATIVE CASE. In the first sentence, ‘Watch’ is the object.. As the object is directly visible to us, it is called direct object. It is in Accusative case.
First Person Singular Plural
Nominative case I We
Possessive case My, Mine Our, Ours
Accusative case Me Us
Nominative means one who is entitled to. Therefore, Nominative case indicates immediate / direct beneficiary. Possessive means ‘owning’. Therefore, possessive case is used to point out ownership.
Accusative means to be intimated or informed of possession or action. Normally, it is used in indirect reference.
Second Person Singular Plural
Nominative case Thou You
Possessive case Their your, yours
Accusative case Thee thine
- Kinds Of Nouns, Know Your English (ramanan50.wordpress.com)