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Nouns are the words we use to represent people, things, places or concepts. For example – Kate, dog, woman, house, beauty, law.
In English, nouns do not change their form or spelling according to where they are positioned in a sentence. However in the Czech language there are three important grammatical factors that determine the spelling of a Czech noun - the case (position in the sentence), the gender and if the noun is soft or hard .
When the noun is the subject of the sentence, we say that it is in the nominative case. (the person or thing is performing the action of the verb) ie - The cat chased the mouse (in this sentence, the cat is performing the action of the verb so it is in the nominative case). The Nominative spelling is what you find in the dictionary.
Other Nominative areas covered in the course are:
Nominative - Personal pronouns
Nominative - Possessive pronouns
Nominative - adjectives
When the noun is the direct object of the action of the verb, we say that it is in the accusative case. ie - The cat chased the mouse (in this sentence, the mouse is receiving the action of the verb so it must be in the accusative case.). In Czech, the accusative spelling of the noun is different to that of the nominative (what you find in the dictionary)
Other Accusative areas covered in the course are:
Accusative - Personal pronouns
Accusative - Possessive pronouns
Accusative - adjectives
The Genitive case is used when there is a sense of ownership or possession connected to the noun, for example, I liked the colour of the wine.
In this case I is the subject of the sentence, Like is the verb and Colour is the direct object (it is receiving the action of the verb). The word that is left is wine. The noun wine has to be in the Genitive case.
Other Genitive areas covered in the course are:
Genitive - Personal pronouns
Genitive - Possessive pronouns
Genitive - adjectives
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