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    kingston_123 is offline Senior Member
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    The you

    Jack and Terry are standing before Phillip's grave. Jack started talking about guilt and sorry.

    Terry: How many times have we talked about this?
    Jack: Sorry.
    Terry : Don't be sorry. I made a decision to take you. But we have to keep looking forward, not back. Okay? The you from then is dead as well.

    What is the meaning of "the you"?

    Source: Boy A 2007
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    Re: The you

    The person you used to be.

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    Re: The you

    The author could have written the "you" from then to clarify this.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: The you

    Didn't we just answer this in another thread?

    Again, it's "guilt and sorrow," not "guilt and sorry."

    Terry is talking to Jack, right? So the you is Jack.
    Last edited by Charlie Bernstein; 08-Nov-2017 at 02:52.
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    Re: The you

    Hello Charlie Bernstein I know you are talking about you from then is dead

    But these question is very different.

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