What is special about “you”?

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, here is the first-ever Scribe poem:

Rose are red,

Violets are blue,

What’s so special,

About the word “you”?

The answer:  unlike every other nominative pronoun (pronouns that are the subject of the sentence, e.g., I, he, she, we, they), the pronoun “you” can be masculine, feminine, singular, or plural, e.g.,

  • You are my hero, Superman!
  • My queen, you are the fairest in the land.
  • And so, my fellow Americans:  ask not what your country can do for you—ask what you can do for your country.  My fellow citizens of the world:  ask not what America will do for you, but what together we can do for the freedom of man.

So indeed, “you” are special!

That is all for now …

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