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'you' and 'they' as Specific and General Pronouns
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We use they or them to talk about people in general: They make good coffee here. Tell them about your problem. And we use ‘they’ to especially talk about the government and the authorities: They are building a new library. They are going to ban smoking cigarettes in the street. They say it’s going to snow tomorrow. So we use you and they to talk about specific people, but we can also use you and they to talk about people in general, and government and authorities.