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Nouns governed by a progressive verbal noun – genitive or nominative case?

In traditional Gaelic, the object of a transitive verb in the progressive was generally in the genitive case –

However, nowadays there is a noticable tendency to use the nominative for at least some of these uses –

The recommended neutral usage in contemporary Gaelic is to use the nominative with an indefinite singular noun and the genitive otherwise –

However, the following usages may be appropriate if you are aiming for a more informal, conversational or modern style –

And the following may be appropriate if you are aiming for a more formal, literary or traditional style –

See also – verbal nouns, ag