Accusative case

Greek also has an objective case, although we use different name for it.

When a Greek word is the direct object of a verb, they put it into the accusative case. They do this by using an accusative case ending. The accusative form of oJ ajpovstoloV is to;n ajpovstolon.

  • The form of the article changes from oJ to tovn.
  •  The accusative singular case ending is n.

What does the following mean?

  • oJ qeovV sent to;n ajpovstolon.
  • oJ ajpovstoloV loves to;n qeovn.

You have actually learned the accusative case without knowing it. Do you remember these two sentences?

  • oJ =Ihsou:V me ajgapa:/
  • oJ =Ihsou:V se ajgapa:/

me is the accusative form of ejgwv, and sev is the accusative form of su. me and se are the direct objects of the verb ajgapa:/.