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What is vocative case?

 

Definition
 

Vocative case is a case that marks a noun whose referent is being addressed.

Example (Latin)
 
  • The word Brute in the following example is in vocative case:

  • Et tu, Brute! ‘You too, Brutus!’
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    Source:

    Hartmann and Stork 1972 251

    Generic
      Vocative case is a kind of
     
    Sources
     

    Crystal 1980 377

     

    Hartmann and Stork 1972 251

     

    Pei and Gaynor 1954 228


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