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partitive_case

partitive case

English

Noun

partitive case (plural partitive cases)

  1. (grammar) A noun case used to indicate that an object is affected only partially by the verb, or that the effect is not real. It often corresponds roughly to the English words "some" or "any." It is similar in many ways to the genitive case. Some languages that make use of the partitive case include Finnish and Estonian.

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  • Appendix:Grammatical cases