Hyvää lauantaiiltaa (meilläpäin on vielä aamu), I know that the nominative plural (as opposed to the partitive) has to be used for the subject of a transitive clause, whether the subject is indefinite or definite: A) Varkaat varastivat hopeat kodista viime viikolla. As I understand it, this could mean either "Thieves [indefinite] stole the silverware from the house last week." or "The thieves [definite] stole the silverware from the house last week." If you wanted to, though, you could alter the structure and wording of the first sentence to make it clearer that the subject is indefinite: B) Kotiini tuli varkaita, jotka varastivat hopeat. "Thieves came to my house and stole the silverware." Here, if I'm not mistaken, varkaita can only be interpreted as indefinite (= new information). My question is, what would motivate the choice of a sentence like A, where the subject could (without further context) be definite or indefinite, versus a sentence like B, where the subject is clearly indefinite? For example, what would be a possible context where sentence A above would be preferable, and what would be a context where sentence B is the better option? Kiitos!