accusative Grammar


accusative Grammar
accusative Grammar [ə'kju:zətɪv]
adjective denoting a case which expresses the object of an action or the goal of motion.
noun a word in the accusative case.
Origin
ME: from L. (casus) accusativus, translating Gk (ptōsis) aitiatikē '(the case) showing cause'.

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