case grammar

noun Linguistics.

a form of generative grammar that views case roles, as agent, experiencer, instrument, and object, based on the semantic relationship of noun phrases to verbs, to be basic categories in deep structure and derives grammatical relations, as subject and direct object, from these case roles.

Nearby words

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  2. case ending,
  3. case fatality rate,
  4. case glass,
  5. case goods,
  6. case history,
  7. case in point,
  8. case knife,
  9. case law,
  10. case method Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for case grammar

case grammar


linguistics a system of grammatical description based on the functional relations that noun groups have to the main verb of a sentenceCompare systemic grammar, transformational grammar
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