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Jenney's First Year

Nominative Names the subject of the sentence:the BOY runs
Vocative Direct address: look MARCUS!
Genitive Enable a noun to qualify another noun: gardens OF CAESAR, part OF THE ARMY, love OF LIFE, a man OF GREAT DISTINCTION (basically like prepositional phrases
Dative Object indirectly affected by the action of a verb or by the quality of an adjective: I gave the book TO LUCIUS. I gave LUCIUS the book. He did it FOR HIS FRIEND. She is unfriendly TO MY SISTER. You are like MY FATHER.
Accusative Limits action of verb in various ways/tell how far the action of the verb extends: she went HOME. I ran A MILE. He saw A BIRD. We stayed THREE DAYS
Ablative Proper He comes FROM NEW YORK. She fainted FROM HUNGER. this book was written BY (COMES FROM) CHARLES DICKENS
Instrumental/Circumstantial Ablative She listened WITH GREAT EAGERNESS. We dig WITH SHOVELS. He came WITH HIS FATHER. she is a woman OF (WITH) GREAT INFULENCE
Locative Ablative Location in space or time: IN ITALY, IN TWO DAYS, ON THURSDAY, AT SEVEN O'CLOCK
Created by: VanWhit