Nominative Case

What Is the Nominative Case? (with Examples)

The nominative case is the case used for a noun or pronoun which is the subject of a verb. For example (nominative case shaded): The nominative case is also used for a subject complement. For example: The nominative case is also known as the subjective case.

Only Pronouns Change Their Forms

In modern English, a noun does not change its form in any of the cases (other than the possessive case). For example: A pronoun, however, does change its form depending on case. The nominative pronouns (or subjective pronouns as they're better known) are I, you, he, she, it, we, they, who, and whoever. Look at this example:

Nominative Pronouns

Here is a list of nominative pronouns and objective pronouns:
Nominative PronounObjective PronounComment
youyouThere is no change.
ititThere is no change.
whowhom .

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See Also

What is case in grammar? What is the subject of a verb? What is a subject complement? What is the objective case? What is the possessive case? What are subjective pronouns? What are objective pronouns? Glossary of grammatical terms