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OVERVIEW OF PRONOUN YOU.
1. — used to refer to the person or group of people that is being addressed as the subject of a verb or as the object of a verb or preposition . You are absolutely right.▪ I love you.▪ What did she tell you? . You have been a pleasure to work with.▪ You can’t be serious.▪ What did you mean by that? . How can I help you? . I’d like to have a talk with you.▪ I’ll meet you there.▪ We will give you a few hours to discuss the matter.▪ Divide it between you. (meaning, yourselves) . We hope to see you both at the party. = We hope to see both of you at the party.
2. — used to refer to any person or to people in general . If you smoke too much, you may harm your lungs.▪ The work is hard, but after a while, you get used to it.▪ How do you change a tire? (meaning, what is the proper way to change a tire?)
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The pronoun you (stressed //, unstressed //) is the second-person personal pronoun, both singular and plural, and both nominative and oblique case, in Modern English. The oblique (objective) form you functioned previously in the roles of both accusative and dative, as well as all instances after a preposition. The possessive forms of you are your (used before a noun) and yours (used in place of a noun). The reflexive forms are yourself (singular) and yourselves (plural).
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