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    "Greetings everyone, I am...

    Hello everyone, I have a question to ask.

    Can you address a group people with just "you" or DOES it have to be "you all"?

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    "Greetings everyone, I am the new school counselor. I just wanted to let you know that if you're looking to talk to someone about your problems, come to me for anything."

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    Re: "Greetings everyone, I am...

    Hi Infinity, "You" is plenty; it isn't necessary to add "all."
    Editor and writer. Not a teacher.

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    #3

    Re: "Greetings everyone, I am...

    "You all" is not considered Standard English.

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    Re: "Greetings everyone, I am...

    As Mike suggested, 'you all' is not standard English when it is used simply to address a group of people. However, if you want to suggest that you would like to include every member of the group, the use of 'all' is possible in such sentences as:1. I hope all of you will be coming to the party this evening.2. I hope you will all be coming to the party this evening.3. I wish you all every success in the examinations next week.If you are not sure whether 'you all' is possible, try using 'all of you'. If that works, 'you all' is possible. In your original sentence, 'you all' (= 'all of you') is possible to add emphasis for the first 'you'; it is not possible for the second.

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    Re: "Greetings everyone, I am...

    In certain situations, I find the "you all" to be more natural. If I was in front of a group, I would say "I would like to think you all for coming."

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    Re: "Greetings everyone, I am...

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    I would like to think you all for coming.
    I suspect that's meant to be "thank" instead of "think."

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    Re: "Greetings everyone, I am...

    I think, therefore they am.

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