The chances are, however, that most changes they bring about will not be rapid. It was even sometimes used to show deliberate disrespect.Next
You began as the grammatical object, used in the following ways: I see you sitting there together.
As far back as the 14th century, the plural forms ye and you began to be used to address one person—usually a superior—as a mark of deference and respect.Next
I gave you six apples, three for each.
A dangerously charming, intensely obsessive young man goes to extreme measures to insert himself into the lives of those he is transfixed by. Initially, the distinction between singular you and plural you was signaled by verb agreement; you was for the singular continued in polite if informal use well into the 18th century before it lost respectability. Using the internet and social media as his tools to gather the most intimate of details and get close to her, a charming and awkward crush quickly becomes obsession as he quietly and strategically removes every obstacle - and person - in his way.Next
Based on Caroline Kepnes' best-selling novel of the same name, YOU is a 21st century love story that asks, "What would you do for love? A dangerously charming, intensely obsessive young man goes to extreme measures to insert himself into the lives of those he is transfixed by.
A dangerously charming, intensely obsessive young man goes to extreme measures to insert himself into the lives of those he is transfixed by. Of thee I sing.
The singular for this use would be thou: How great thou art..
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Queen Elizabeth I seems to have used only you in writing, and a user of her prestige must have given you a boost.
About YouGov At the heart of our company is a global online community, where millions of people and thousands of political, cultural and commercial organizations engage in a continuous conversation about their beliefs, behaviors and brands. Special plural forms were later contrived to hold you chiefly to singular use, such as , you-uns, yez, and.Next
The history of the pronoun you provides a good example of the effect social forces can have on the language.
This is where social forces came into play: once people begin such a use, it must grow, since people would rather be polite than risk offending others in cases of doubt.
Once this usage of the polite plural began, it gradually grew.