Guide to Grammar and Usage 288 Case Case is the form of a noun or pronoun that shows how it is used in a sentence. English has three cases: nominative, objective, and possessive. · Use the nominative case to show the subject of a verb. Example: We spoke to the agent about the deal. · Use the objective case to show the noun or pronoun receives the action. Example:The agent was willing to speak to us. · Use the possessive case to show ownership. Example:The agent gave us his advice. The following chart shows the three cases. Nominative (Pronoun as Subject) I you He she it we they who Objective (Pronoun as Objective) me you him her it us them whom Possessive (Ownership) my, mine your, yours his her, hers its our, ours their, theirs whose