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you

[juː]

yous

(You is the second person pronoun. You can refer to one or more people and is used as the subject of a verb or the object of a verb or preposition.)

  1. PRON A speaker or writer uses you to refer to the person or people that they are talking or writing to. It is possible to use you before a noun to make it clear which group of people you are talking to.

  2. PRON In spoken English and informal written English, you is sometimes used to refer to people in general.

  3. PRON-PLURAL In some dialects of English, yous is sometimes used instead of `you' when talking to two or more people.

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juːYou is the second person pronoun. You can refer to one or more people and is used as the subject of a verb or the object of a verb or preposition.

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pronoun, 2nd person, personal, unreflexive
Subjective caseObjective case
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