The Nominative Case
21.1 Use of the nominative
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.
is a beautiful land.
|Але ён дурны, а я разумны.
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.
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.
now become lively.
|Рана ці позна будуць названыя злачынцамі і праклатыя.
or later, they will be labeled criminals and damned.
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