[Gambas-user] What means this errors?

T Lee Davidson t.lee.davidson at gmail.com
Sat Jul 29 18:34:43 CEST 2023

On 7/28/23 21:14, Jussi Lahtinen wrote:
>     There is no impersonal "you" in English. That word, however, can be used in an impersonal manner.
> That is exactly what "impersonal you" means. There seems to be even academic papers about it.
> Example here: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0378216612001208 
> <https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0378216612001208>
> Jussi

I did not write '"impersonal you"', Jussi. I wrote 'impersonal "you"' referring to the word itself as opposed to its usage. Stop 
trying to reframe it.

Spanish has something like five different words for the English "you". In English the word for the personal "you" and the 
impersonal "you" is, get this, the very same word, "you". There is no impersonal "you" in English. How its meaning is to be 
understood depends on its context and usage.

Now, was it not enough that Jorge understood that his message was received as it was intended? Or do you think it beneficial 
somehow to stir up some useless argument?


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