Accusative absolute

Accusative absolute

The accusative absolute is a grammatical construction found in some languages.

In ancient Greek, the accusative case is used adverbially with participles of impersonal verbs. It is similar in usage to the genitive absolute. [Balme, Maurice and Gilbert Lawall. "Athenadze: An Introduction to Ancient Greek." New York: Oxford University Press, 2003. pp 172.] For example:

In German, a noun phrase can be put in the accusative to indicate that the subject of the sentence has the property described. [Duden 4, "Die Grammatik", 5th edition (1995), p. 624] For example:


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