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"you" in you people, you lot: its grammatical function

Are you lot and you people analyzed identically in each of their respective uses below? Or does you have a different function when the form is a direct address versus a non-address? You lot|you ...
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I don't understand use of "you" in "away support you were amazing"

Fun game, good performance from the boys and away support you were amazing. I saw this sentence on Son HeungMin's instagram. As far as I understand meaning of this sentence "good performance&...
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Is [a vocative][1] used as a subject in a sentence?

Is a vocative used as a subject in a sentence? If not, what is it used for? (By the way, what is the linguistic term that corresponds to the classification of the components in a sentence into subject,...
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Comma with vocative "you" [closed]

Context: "And you, you little liar, if you..." Should there be a comma between "you" and "little liar" and if no, why?
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Is the word Mom here considered as that person's mom or is a person called mom?

Is the word Mom here considered as that person's mom or is a person called mom? Just wait until Mom sees this!
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