Grammar

Second nominative

The subject of a sentence is always in the nominative.

Der Mann kommt aus Frankreich.

Sometimes there is also a second nominative in the sentence, e.g. with the verb sein:

Der Mann ist ein Feinschmecker.

The second nominative gives more detail about the subject. It can only be used with a few verbs, e.g., werden and bleiben as well as sein. These verbs link the subject to a noun in the nominative.

 

Nominative articles

Here is another overview of some nominative articles that you have already studied.

  Nominative
Masculine

der

 

ein

 

kein

  mein
Feminine

die

 

eine

 

keine

  meine
Neuter

das

 

ein

 

kein

  mein
Plural

die

 

-

 

keine

  meine

 

Grammar