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    "You" in a sentence

    I am not a teacher. Which sentence is correct for the three attendees?

    1. The meeting was held with John, Mary, and you representing XYZ Company.

    2. The meeting was held with you, John, and Mary representing XYZ Company.

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    Re: "You" in a sentence

    Unlike "I," which by convention comes at the end, there is no similar requirement to place "you" in a particular position.

    I sense no difference at all in those sentences, with the tiny possibility that the first one might imply that only "you" represented XYZ while John and Mary may have been there on their own or (if previously explained) representing someone else.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: "You" in a sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by axsabgg View Post
    I am not a teacher. Which sentence is correct for the three attendees?

    1. The meeting was held with John, Mary, and you representing XYZ Company.

    2. The meeting was held with you, John, and Mary representing XYZ Company.
    Ditto BarbD's comments but I like the sound/flow of #1.

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