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instructive_case

instructive case

English

Noun

instructive case (plural instructive cases)

  1. (grammar): noun case used to indicate means. It answers the question "how?", and in English, this is usually expressed by the prepositional phrase by means of, as in "by means of the house". Languages that use the instructive case include Finnish and (rarely) Estonian.

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See also

  • Appendix:Grammatical cases