Grammar Patterns

Vocative nouns

The 'mum' and 'dad' group

These nouns are used to address a relative. Some are formal and some are informal. They are often spelled with a capital letter.
I'll be there in a minute, Dad.
Oh, Grandma, that's so sweet.
Don't go on, mum.
  • aunt
  • auntie
  • dad
  • daddy
  • father
  • gran
  • grandad
  • grandaddy
  • grandfather
  • grandma
  • grandmother
  • grandpa
  • granny
  • kids
  • ma
  • mam
  • mama
  • mamma
  • mammy
  • mom
  • momma
  • mommy
  • mother
  • mum
  • mummy
  • nan
  • pa
  • papa
  • pop
  • uncle
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