Year 9 - Nominative Or Accusative?

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Year 9 - Nominative Or Accusative? - Quiz

Das Haus ist alt.   (nominative)Ich habe ein Haus.  (accusative)Er ist ein netter Junge. (nominative)Ich kenne einen netten Jungen. (accusative)Mein neues Auto ist rot. (nominative)Ich habe ein neues Auto. (accusative)Can you identify the nouns in the nominative and in the accusative? The subject of a verb is in the nominative. A noun is also in the nominative when it is being described with the verb "to be" - sein.• Das Mädchen singt. (nominative)• Meine Tochter ist ein nettes Mädchen. (nominative - this sentence has no object)The object of a verb is in the accusative. It is the victim of the verb. • Ich kenne ein nettes Mädchen. (accusative)• Das Mädchen hat viele Hausaufgaben. (accusative)


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Is the noun in BOLD in the nominative or the accusative?Der Mann hat einen Hund.

    • A.

      Nominative

    • B.

      Accusative

    Correct Answer
    A. Nominative
    Explanation
    The noun "Mann" is in the nominative case because it is the subject of the sentence. In German, the nominative case is used for the subject of a sentence or for predicate nouns that refer back to the subject. In this sentence, "Mann" is the subject, and it is performing the action of having a dog. Therefore, it is in the nominative case.

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  • 2. 

    Is the noun in BOLD in the nominative or the accusative?Er ist ein netter Mann.

    • A.

      Nominative

    • B.

      Accusative

    Correct Answer
    A. Nominative
    Explanation
    The noun "Mann" is in the nominative case because it is the subject of the sentence. In German, the nominative case is used for the subject of a sentence, while the accusative case is used for the direct object. In this sentence, "Mann" is the subject and is being described as "netter" (nice), so it is in the nominative case.

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  • 3. 

    Is the noun in BOLD in the nominative or the accusative?Der Mann trägt einen hässlichen Pulli.

    • A.

      Nominative

    • B.

      Accusative

    Correct Answer
    B. Accusative
    Explanation
    The noun in bold "einen hässlichen Pulli" is in the accusative case. In German, the accusative case is used to indicate the direct object of a sentence, which is the noun that receives the action of the verb. In this case, the noun "einen hässlichen Pulli" is the direct object of the verb "trägt" (carries/wears), indicating what the man is carrying or wearing.

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  • 4. 

    Is the noun in BOLD in the nominative or the accusative?Geht deine Mutter gern shoppen?

    • A.

      Nominative

    • B.

      Accusative

    Correct Answer
    A. Nominative
    Explanation
    The noun "Mutter" is in the nominative case because it is the subject of the sentence. In German, the nominative case is used for the subject of a sentence, while the accusative case is used for the direct object. In this sentence, "Mutter" is the subject and "shoppen" is the infinitive verb.

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  • 5. 

    Is the noun in BOLD in the nominative or the accusative?Ich brauche ein Paar neue Schuhe.

    • A.

      Nominative

    • B.

      Accusative

    Correct Answer
    B. Accusative
    Explanation
    The noun "Schuhe" is in the accusative case in this sentence. This is indicated by the article "ein" which is used for masculine and neuter nouns in the accusative case. In this sentence, "Schuhe" is the direct object of the verb "brauche" (need), and the accusative case is used to show the direct object of a sentence.

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  • 6. 

    Is the noun in BOLD in the nominative or the accusative?Ich liebe meinen Mann.

    • A.

      Nominative

    • B.

      Accusative

    Correct Answer
    B. Accusative
    Explanation
    The noun "Mann" is in the accusative case in the sentence "Ich liebe meinen Mann." The accusative case is used to indicate the direct object of a sentence, in this case, the person who is being loved.

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  • 7. 

    Is the noun in BOLD in the nominative or the accusative?Der Mann liebt die Frau.

    • A.

      Nominative

    • B.

      Accusative

    Correct Answer
    A. Nominative
    Explanation
    The correct answer is nominative. In the sentence "Der Mann liebt die Frau," the noun "Mann" is the subject of the sentence and is therefore in the nominative case. The accusative case is used for the direct object of the sentence, which in this case is "Frau."

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  • 8. 

    Is the noun in BOLD in the nominative or the accusative?Read this one VERY carefully!Den Mann liebt die Frau.

    • A.

      Nominative

    • B.

      Accusative

    Correct Answer
    B. Accusative
    Explanation
    The correct answer is accusative because in the sentence "Den Mann liebt die Frau," the noun "Mann" is the direct object of the verb "liebt." In German, the accusative case is used for direct objects, while the nominative case is used for subjects. Therefore, "Mann" is in the accusative case in this sentence.

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  • 9. 

    Is the noun in BOLD in the nominative or the accusative?Der Hund beißt den Mann.

    • A.

      Nominative

    • B.

      Accusative

    Correct Answer
    A. Nominative
    Explanation
    The correct answer is nominative because in the sentence "Der Hund beißt den Mann," the noun "Hund" is the subject of the sentence and is performing the action of biting. In German grammar, the subject of a sentence is typically in the nominative case.

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  • 10. 

    Is the noun in BOLD in the nominative or the accusative?Der Mann beißt den Hund.

    • A.

      Nominative

    • B.

      Accusative

    Correct Answer
    A. Nominative
    Explanation
    The correct answer is nominative. In this sentence, "Der Mann" is the subject of the sentence and is performing the action of biting. In German grammar, the subject of a sentence is usually in the nominative case. The accusative case is used for the direct object of the sentence, which in this case is "den Hund." However, the question specifically asks about the noun in bold, which is "Der Mann," and it is in the nominative case.

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  • 11. 

    Is the noun in BOLD in the nominative or the accusative?Read this one very carefully!Den Mann beißt der Hund.

    • A.

      Nominative

    • B.

      Accusative

    Correct Answer
    B. Accusative
    Explanation
    The noun "Mann" is in the accusative case because it is the direct object of the verb "beißen" (to bite). In German grammar, the accusative case is used to indicate the direct object of a sentence, while the nominative case is used for the subject. In this sentence, "der Hund" is the subject (nominative) and "der Mann" is the direct object (accusative) that is being bitten by the dog.

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  • 12. 

    Is the noun in BOLD in the nominative or the accusative?Ich habe leider nur ein altes Handy.

    • A.

      Nominative

    • B.

      Accusative

    Correct Answer
    B. Accusative
    Explanation
    The noun "Handy" is in the accusative case because it is the direct object of the verb "habe" in the sentence. In German, when a noun is the direct object of a verb, it takes the accusative case. Therefore, in this sentence, "Handy" is in the accusative case.

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  • 13. 

    Is the noun in BOLD in the nominative or the accusative?Mein altes Handy funktioniert nicht sehr gut.

    • A.

      Nominative

    • B.

      Accusative

    Correct Answer
    A. Nominative
    Explanation
    The noun in bold, "Handy," is in the nominative case. This is indicated by the possessive pronoun "mein" which agrees with the noun in the nominative case. Additionally, the verb "funktioniert" is conjugated to agree with the subject in the nominative case. Therefore, "Handy" is the subject of the sentence and is in the nominative case.

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  • 14. 

    Is the noun in BOLD in the nominative or the accusative?Meine Hausaufgaben sind immer langweilig.

    • A.

      Nominative

    • B.

      Accusative

    Correct Answer
    A. Nominative
    Explanation
    The noun in bold, "Hausaufgaben," is in the nominative case because it is the subject of the sentence. In German, the subject of a sentence is usually in the nominative case.

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  • 15. 

    Is the noun in BOLD in the nominative or the accusative?Read this one carefully!Meine Hausaufgaben finde ich immer langweilig.

    • A.

      Nominative

    • B.

      Accusative

    Correct Answer
    B. Accusative
    Explanation
    The noun in bold, "Hausaufgaben," is in the accusative case. This is indicated by the pronoun "meine" which is a possessive pronoun in the nominative case. In German, the accusative case is used for the direct object of a sentence, and in this case, "Hausaufgaben" is the direct object of the verb "finde."

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  • 16. 

    Which noun is in the nominative?Der Lehrer findet den Schüler doof. 

    • A.

      Lehrer

    • B.

      Schüler

    Correct Answer
    A. Lehrer
    Explanation
    In the given sentence, "Der Lehrer findet den Schüler doof," the noun "Lehrer" is in the nominative case. This is because "Lehrer" is the subject of the sentence and is performing the action of "finden" (to find). The accusative case is used for the noun "den Schüler" because it is the direct object of the verb.

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  • 17. 

    Which noun is in the nominative?Read this one very carefully!Den Lehrer findet der Schüler doof. 

    • A.

      Lehrer

    • B.

      Schüler

    Correct Answer
    B. Schüler
    Explanation
    The noun "Schüler" is in the nominative case in this sentence. This is because it is the subject of the sentence and is performing the action of finding the teacher foolish. The article "der" before "Schüler" also indicates that it is in the nominative case.

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  • 18. 

    Which noun is in the nominative?Der Junge findet das Mädchen hübsch. 

    • A.

      Junge

    • B.

      Mädchen

    Correct Answer
    A. Junge
    Explanation
    In the given sentence, "Der Junge findet das Mädchen hübsch," the noun "Junge" is in the nominative case. This is because it is the subject of the sentence, performing the action of finding the Mädchen hübsch. The nominative case is used for the subject of a sentence or the subject complement.

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  • 19. 

    Which noun is in the accusative?Meine Eltern haben ein großes Haus. 

    • A.

      Haus

    • B.

      Eltern

    Correct Answer
    A. Haus
    Explanation
    The noun "Haus" is in the accusative case. In German, the accusative case is used to indicate the direct object of a sentence. In this sentence, "Haus" is the direct object of the verb "haben" (to have). Therefore, it is in the accusative case.

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  • 20. 

    Which noun is in the accusative?Meine doofe Lehrerin hat mir zu viele Hausaufgaben gegeben. 

    • A.

      Hausaufgaben

    • B.

      Lehrerin

    Correct Answer
    A. Hausaufgaben
    Explanation
    The noun "Hausaufgaben" is in the accusative case in this sentence. This is indicated by the article "zu viele" preceding it, which requires the noun to be in the accusative case.

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