Grammar Patterns

Vocative nouns

Other vocatives

Titles followed by a person's name are often used to address people: see Section 10.
I love you, Aunt Molly.
Now, Sergeant Peacock, I don't want to seem rude but I have a train to catch.
Names of people are also used as vocatives.
What did you do, Alison?
Thank you, John.

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