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    you all / all you

    Hello friends,

    Suppose that I am giving you a gift and telling you something: (you are three people)

    "This is for you all"
    "This is for all you"

    I don't know which one is correct. Would you please be nice enough to explain or clarify it to me?

    Thank you.

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    #2

    Re: you all / all you

    In British English it would be "all of you". I suspect that in American English [esp Southern US] it would be "you all". Both are correct.
    I'm not a teacher of English, but I have spoken it for (almost) all of my life....

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    Re: you all / all you

    Quote Originally Posted by Grumpy View Post
    In British English it would be "all of you". I suspect that in American English [esp Southern US] it would be "you all". Both are correct.
    It would be "all of you" in most of the USA.

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    #4

    Re: you all / all you

    Note that in informal conversation, you might hear it sounds like "yall" (incidentally, "y'all" is a non-standard AmE (I believe) variation).
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    Re: you all / all you

    Quote Originally Posted by charliedeut View Post
    Note that in informal conversation, you might hear it sounds like "yall" (incidentally, "y'all" is a non-standard AmE (I believe) variation).
    Yes, it is non-standard.

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    Re: you all / all you

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    Yes, it is non-standard.
    My doubt is whether it's just typical of AmE .
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    #7

    Re: you all / all you

    It's not used in BE.

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    Re: you all / all you

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    It's not used in BE.
    I wish it weren't used here.

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    #9

    Re: you all / all you

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    I wish it weren't used here.
    Clearly you don't live in (or have close relatives from) the South.

    You wouldn't hear them say it's "non-standard" there. When 99% of the local native speakers use it, I think you have to admit it's "regional dialect" and not non-standard within that dialect.
    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 all / all you

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Clearly you don't live in (or have close relatives from) the South.

    You wouldn't hear them say it's "non-standard" there. When 99% of the local native speakers use it, I think you have to admit it's "regional dialect" and not non-standard within that dialect.
    I do not. But I am equally as critical of non-standard English in New York. One of my pet peeves is when a New Yorker wants to ax you a question.

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