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der Nominative
Nominative (the first case in German grammar) is kind of the default case. So things in a dictionary are already in nominative and you don't have to do anything. In a sentence, it marks the role of the subject. It rarely comes after prepositions.

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**Here are the posts in which I have talked about this concept in detail.**
German Cases made Easy- Nominative and Genitive

We'll explain the German cases once and for all. The first part give you a general overview and then deals with nominative and genitive.

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