Impersonal sentences: ONE / YOU / THEY

4/14/2018 7:53:59 AM
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Impersonal sentences: ONE / YOU / THEY

4/14/2018 7:54:14 AM
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Re: Impersonal sentences: ONE / YOU / THEY

Sometimes, “you” does not refer to any one person or any one group of people. Instead, it refers to anyone or everyone. In these cases, “you” has the same meaning as “people”:
“People have to work very hard to make a dollar these days.”
“You have to work very hard to make a dollar these days.”
- I'm sure they will sell a new model of this phone next year
 You can use THEY to talk about one or more people when we don't know who they are (= somebody)
- I went to buy a Keenix camera, but they had bought the last one
- They broke my window yesterday
One who regularly listens to this show does tend to wonder about these things.