Term of Art: Accusative

“Accusative: Indicating a direct object (or noun or pronoun predicated on a direct object) or certain adverbial complements, e.g. ‘She wrote a book,’ ‘He imagined my sister to be her,’ ‘I waited one week.'”

Excerpted from: Grambs, David. The Random House Dictionary for Writers and Readers. New York: Random House, 1990.

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