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    Question Use of the pronoun We

    If the speaker in an email mentions " we " and the speaker doesn´t mention another person in the email can it be understood that "we" refers to the speaker and the reader of the email ?

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    Re: Use of the pronoun We

    He or she might be referring to their company or corporation. 'We are unable to offer you a refund'

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    Re: Use of the pronoun We

    Quote Originally Posted by dinha View Post
    If the speaker in an email mentions " we " and the speaker doesn´t mention another person in the email can it be understood that "we" refers to the speaker and the reader of the email ?

    thanks
    Not necessarily. Context will be needed to decipher the composition of "we". It certainly could be the writer and the writer, but it could also be an associate or associates of the writer.

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