a pencil case
a glasses case
You have to bring with you your pencil case, your books and your notebooks. (Key English Test; A2; Greek)
Shall I carry your case onto the train?
The present was very expensive, it was a black case from Italy. (Key English Test; A2; Arabic)
Over fifty people were injured, in several cases seriously.
I wouldn't normally agree but I'll make an exception in this case.
The number of new cases of flu has risen.
We have lots of applications from people who want to study here and in each case we consider the candidate very carefully.
She was suffering from an extreme case of sunburn.
In this case, I suggest that you need to gather your friends and go to ask for it together. (Preliminary English Test; B1; Turkish)
We keep a bucket of water backstage, in case of fire.
It is about how to rescue people in case of an accident or a natural disaster. (Preliminary English Test; B1; Spanish)
I don't think I'll need any money but I'll bring some just in case.
Bring a map in case you get lost.
I have my mobile with me just in case. (Preliminary English Test; B1; Portuguese)
Bad diet can cause tiredness, but I don't think that's the case here.
I take it that the booking includes breakfast - if that isn't the case, please let us know.
Could you also please let me know if you're coming back in time for dinner because if that's the case I'll make a sp[lendid] dinner for us. (First Certificate in English; B2; Danish)
I don't want to go and in any case, I haven't been invited.
I suggest that you should in any case leave your car at home and take buses or other public means of transport. (First Certificate in English; B2; Italian)
There's no coffee left? In that case I'll have tea.
You could try [k]ayaking. In that case, of course, you need to pay for the equipment. (First Certificate in English; B2; Japanese)
a murder case
Police in the town have investigated 50 cases of burglary in the past month.
The detective on the case has been suspended from duty.
They succeeded in solving a case too difficult even for the police. (First Certificate in English; B2; Italian)
The case will go before the European Court next month.
She accused her employer of unlawful dismissal and won/lost her case.
To summarize, we lost the case on the ground that he had [a] criminal background and that the girl's testimony wasn't reliable because she was in love with the man, as she confessed herself in court. (First Certificate in English; B2; Portuguese)
4,000 new cases of the disease are diagnosed every year.
Two years ago, Mr Slovac contacted us and told us that John had died of a severe case of malaria. (Certificate of Proficiency in English; C2; Swedish)
There is a strong case for/against bringing in the new legislation.
He put the case for more funding very convincingly.
She was given the opportunity to state her case.
But there are other reasons which help make a case for tourism. (Certificate of Proficiency in English; C2; Portuguese)