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What is the plural for you?

What is the plural for you?

Semantically, you is both singular and plural, though syntactically it is always plural: it always takes a verb form that originally marked the word as plural, (i.e. you are, in common with we are and they are).

What is you all in Old English?

Old English had singular and plural forms of “you,” and these eventually morphed into the formal “you” and informal “thou” pronouns you find in Shakespeare and the King James Bible. But “y’all” isn’t a descendant of these, and there’s still debate about its origins.

Is ye the plural of you?

In modern Hiberno-English usage, ye is used as a subject or an object in the plural, to contrast with you (singular).

Is it ye or Yee?

Originally, the form would have been rendered as  or ye. The pronunciation [yee] today is a spelling pronunciation.

Why is there no plural for you?

You and ye used to be the plural forms of the second person pronoun. You was the accusative form, and ye was the nominative form. Because of this, you still conjugates verbs in the plural form even when it is singular; that is, you are is correct even if you is only referring to one person.

Is yous proper English?

So youse (or yous) is simply a regular “add an ‘s’” plural, y’all is a contraction of the phrase you all, and yinz appears to be a contraction of you ones. In some places the phrasal you(s) guys is used, and in Kriol, an Aboriginal language of the Northern Territory, the plural yumob comes from you mob.

When did people stop saying Ye?

In the 17th century, thou fell into disuse in the standard language, often regarded as impolite, but persisted, sometimes in an altered form, in regional dialects of England and Scotland, as well as in the language of such religious groups as the Society of Friends.

Is yay or Ye pronounced?

Ye — pronounced “yay” — has long been the rapper’s nickname and was even the title of his 2018 album. California only requires that names be formed from the 26 letters of the English alphabet, as Insider’s Cheryl Teh previously reported.

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