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Chapter 21

The Nominative Case


21.1        Use of the nominative case

    This case is taken by the subject of the sentence.  If the verb of the sentence is ёсць, or if there is no verb, then the object of the sentence also takes the nominative case.

Беларусь прыгожы кут.
Belarus is a beautiful land.
Але ён дурны, а я разумны.
But he is foolish, and I am wise.


    The direct objects of verbs such as зваць, to call, and its derivatives, often take the nominative case.

Яго завуць Саша.
His name is Sasha


    The direct object of the verbs быць, to be, and стаць, to become, can take the nominative case if the direct object is an adjective that is being used as a predicate.

Яна стала цяпер жвавая.
She's now become lively.
Рана ці позна будуць названыя злачынцамі і праклатыя.
Sooner or later, they will be labeled criminals and damned.



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