A Declined Noun

When we matched a pronoun and verb, that was called conjugating. When we match a noun with its case, that’s called declining. Here’s the word declined in all its forms:

the man
Singular Plural
Nominative
Case
Genitive
Case
Accusative
Case

Here’s a concrete example of how you use the cases in a sentence:


The man (nominative) is a tailor.


This is the book of the man (genitive). or This is the man’s book.


I see the men (accusative plural).

Just as formation of the plural depended upon the gender of a noun and its ending letters, so does the formation of the cases depend upon gender and ending letters.

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