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    I can recall my high school english teacher referring to the "royal we" when the word "we" is used in literature or conversation. Are you familiar with this reference? If so, can you give me some examples of its use?

    Thank you!

    SLR

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    Quote Originally Posted by SLR
    I can recall my high school english teacher referring to the "royal we" when the word "we" is used in literature or conversation. Are you familiar with this reference? If so, can you give me some examples of its use?

    Thank you!

    SLR
    The royal "we" comes from the habit of English monarchs referring to themselves as "we" instead of "I".

    We are not amused.

    This is considered to be very imperious in most circles.
    However, the editor of a paper may use "we" (editorial "we") in an editorial to indicate that he speaks for the paper. A writer may use "we" to indicate the perspective of a group or groups.

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