Linking verbs and the nominative case
I have a question concerning linking verbs, such as the verb to be. In this particular sentence it states: Bella sunt mala et multa pericula habent. Now, I realize that mala would agree with the nominative Bella. However, is multa pericula also conjugated in the nominative case or would this be the neuter accusative case? I am assuming it is in the accusative case because it is not surrounded by the verb to be. But I am confused because there is a verb in the sentence, so I do not know if it should be strictly nominative. Please help!
Your sentence means "Wars are evil and they have many dangers."
You are right that mala
is a predicate nominative linked to the subject bella
. Your intuition is also right for multa pericula
. This is the accusative direct object of habent
It is really two sentences. Bella sunt mala. (Bella) habent multa pericula
Hope this helps, and thanks for asking a Latin teacher.