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Vocative

noun
1.
The case (in some inflected languages) used when the referent of the noun is being addressed.  Synonym: vocative case.






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"Vocative" Quotes from Famous Books



... case of direct address, frequently used with the imperative, should not be confused with the subject. In, "John, hold my books," the subject is you, understood. Were John the subject, the verb must be holds. John is, here, a compellative, or vocative. ...
— Composition-Rhetoric • Stratton D. Brooks



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