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    bye, guys

    Hello, I have always heard people saying "Bye, guys" to girls.

    Is it a common thing to refer to girls as "guys"

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    Re: bye, guys

    It is common to ADDRESS them as guys. It's not common to REFER to them as guys.

    OKay, guys, see you soon. -- Direct address. Okay.
    I was hanging out with a bunch of guys last night. -- Reference. NOT okay.

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    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: bye, guys

    Quote Originally Posted by thomas615 View Post
    Hello, I have always heard people saying "Bye, guys" to girls.

    Is it a common thing to refer to girls as "guys"
    [AmE - not a teacher]

    I always say "hey guys" to a group of anyone (that is, if I'm friendly with them), even if all women. I probably would not use "guy" referring to a single woman. Then again, I never say "hey guy" to any individual.

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    Re: bye, guys

    I can't imagine ever saying "Hey guys" to anybody, male or female.

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