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    #1

    uses of we

    good evening sir

    it is satyendra (not a teacher)

    sir i having a problems to understand the clear sense of "we"

    we = i + you or others but some sentence is creating problems like:

    # we lived in forest earlier . here "we" means i+others or humans

    it is confusing me plz explain me uses of we

    why do author, writer and speaker use "WE" to explain sth to others:

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    Re: uses of we

    Not a teacher. If you translate this word into your native tongue what meaning do you get? If you get any meaning how do you understand it?

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    Re: uses of we

    1) "We" refers to a group. The speaker, the one who says "we", is a member of that group. the listeners or the listener might be members of that group, or they migh be not.
    - "We love each other." : The listener is a member of the group.
    - "We hate you." : The listener is not a member of the group.

    Authors and lecturers say "we" in sentences like: "we know that humans are equal."
    When they say "we", they mean that the author and the reader are in the same group regarding that issue.

    2) What about Indian writers? Don't they write "we" in their texts?!!

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    ("listener" is not the proper word here, I just say "listener" to make the explaination easier. To tell you the truth I can't remember the correct word)

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    Re: uses of we

    Quote Originally Posted by Khosro View Post
    1) "We" refers to a group. The speaker, the one who says "we", is a member of that group. the listeners or the listener might be members of that group, or they migh be not.
    - "We love each other." : The listener is a member of the group.
    - "We hate you." : The listener is not a member of the group.

    Authors and lecturers say "we" in sentences like: "we know that humans are equal."
    When they say "we", they mean that the author and the reader are in the same group regarding that issue.

    2) What about Indian writers? Don't they write "we" in their texts?!!

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    ("listener" is not the proper word here, I just say "listener" to make the explaination easier. To tell you the truth I can't remember the correct word)
    what is the sense of it

    # we lived in forest earlier . here "we" means i+others or humans

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    #5

    Re: uses of we

    Please use proper capitalization in your posts.

    There is no way to tell without context whether the "we" in your sentence includes the person the the speaker is talking to. If he is reminding the listener of a shared past, then it does include the listener. Again, there is no way to tell without context.
    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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    Question Re: uses of we

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Please use proper capitalization in your posts.

    There is no way to tell without context whether the "we" in your sentence includes the person the the speaker is talking to. If he is reminding the listener of a shared past, then it does include the listener. Again, there is no way to tell without context.
    why does we use "WE" to explain others.

    Teacher and student class:
    when Teacher explain students on blackboard then he uses "WE" even-though only he did somethings on this board , like. "we added 5 and 6 and we wrote 11 here" but problem is that only teacher is adding 5 & 6 and writing 11 then
    why does he uses "WE" whereas student is understanding not adding and writing on blackboard.

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    Question Re: uses of we

    Quote Originally Posted by satya_sson33 View Post
    what is the sense of it

    # we lived in forest earlier . here "we" means i+others or humans
    why does we use "WE" to explain others.

    Teacher and student class:
    when Teacher explain students on blackboard then he uses "WE" even-though only he did somethings on this board , like. "we added 5 and 6 and we wrote 11 here" but problem is that only teacher is adding 5 & 6 and writing 11 then
    why does he uses "WE" whereas student is understanding not adding and writing on blackboard.

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    #8

    Re: uses of we

    [QUOTE=satya_sson33;717039]why does we use "WE" to explain others.

    Because we = ham log.

    Hope this helps.

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    #9

    Re: uses of we

    Quote Originally Posted by satya_sson33 View Post
    why does we use "WE" to explain to others.

    Teacher and student in class:
    wWhen the Teacher explains something to students on the blackboard, then he uses "WE" even though only he did somethings on this board , likesuch as: "we added 5 and 6 and we wrote 11 here" but the problem is that only the teacher is adding 5 & 6 and writing 11. then
    So why does he uses "WE" whereas student is understanding not adding and writing on blackboardwhen the students have not done the addition or writing?.
    Khosro explained this:
    Authors and lecturers say "we" in sentences like: "we know that humans are equal."
    When they say "we", they mean that the author and the reader are in the same group regarding that issue
    .

    The students did not do the actual work, but the teacher involved them in the process.

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    #10

    Re: uses of we

    I think it is ambiguous to understand particular meaning of "WE"

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