Noun has six major cases out of which “Objective and dative cases of noun” are the most important. Objective case of noun is used to indicate the position of noun or pronoun as direct object. Whereas, dative case is used to express indirect object.
Meaning and examples of objectives case
Objective case of noun means a word used show relations of noun or pronoun as direct object in the given sentence.
Object is one of the most important elements of the sentence in the english language.
It is a noun or pronoun on which the action is performed. So, object is the direct or indirect receiver of the action.
Sentences with object is called transitive whereas, sentences without object is called intransitive.
Examples of objective and dative cases of noun
Indirect object in the sentence is called dative case. Whereas, direct object is known as objective case of noun.
Nature gives us life supporting elements. (life supporting elements – objective case and, us – in the dative case)
- They delivered my luggage.(My language – objective case)
- My teacher teaches me the importance of moral values. (Me – dative case, and the importance of moral values – objective case)
- Alex damaged my bike. ( bike- objective case )
In the above examples, us and me, are placed in the indirect object of dative case. And, my bike, my language, the importance of moral values are placed in the direct object of objective case.
Difference between objective and dative Case of noun
Similarly, you know that the word used as objective or dative cases is direct or indirect object. And, it is either a noun or pronoun. So, it may be person or thing on which action is performed.
Examples of objective case of noun
- Company is offering bonus for employees. (Direct object in objective case)
- He donated hundred dollars for my treatment.
- Students helped poor tribals.
Here, all the three examples show the pattern of direct objects.
Examples of dative case of noun
- My father gifted me a fountain pen on my birthday.
- Our teacher gave all of us a better advice.
- We are bequeathing our future generations a polluted environment.
Obviously, In all the above examples, colour marked words are used in the dative case in the form of indirect objects.
For more clearity about objective and dative cases of noun..
Whenever a noun or pronoun is used as the direct object, then it creates the objective or accusative case.
And, In case of indirect object, dative case is formed.
Most importantly, direct object and object complement are two different components and do not mix with each other.
- My friend taught me about right approach of study.
In this example, ‘Me’ is the direct object, but — about right approach of study–is the object complement.
You will learn about the object complement in the next blog.