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Old 02-07-2015, 11:23 PM
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"You all" vs "All of you"

I am refinancing my home and I got a letter from my loan officer in the mail. The closing salutation was " I look forward to working with you all".

I think that is improper professional language. My opinion is that it would be more appropriate to say "I look forward to working with all of you."

"You all" is just an expanded version of "y'all".

What does the group think?

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Old 02-07-2015, 11:24 PM
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It sounds correct to me.

Though, I'm not the best in English, or any other language for that matter.
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Old 02-07-2015, 11:40 PM
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It sounds correct to me.
I knew I did not like you much.
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I just say "you people..." in a cendecending tone and let the chips fall where they may.
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Old 02-08-2015, 02:50 AM
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Ya'll or you all. Either way.
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Old 02-08-2015, 11:57 AM
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I am refinancing my home and I got a letter from my loan officer in the mail. The closing salutation was " I look forward to working with you all".

I think that is improper professional language. My opinion is that it would be more appropriate to say "I look forward to working with all of you."

"You all" is just an expanded version of "y'all".

What does the group think?

I think it's "politically incorrect";

"You all" is just a whisper away from "you people" WHICH OF COURSE IS A DEROGATORY, RACIST SLUR AND INSULT.

I'll be consulting with "benzasaurus" for a more definitive explanation, but meantime, everyone behave themselves.
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I am refinancing my home and I got a letter from my loan officer in the mail. The closing salutation was " I look forward to working with you all".

I think that is improper professional language. My opinion is that it would be more appropriate to say "I look forward to working with all of you."

"You all" is just an expanded version of "y'all".

What does the group think?
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How many individuals are on the application? If there are many it sounds correct. If there are one or two sounds ridiculous.
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I think it is improper professional language. You all is another way of saying "y'all", which someone would never write in a business letter.

The problem is that there is an inconsistency in the english language in that there is no plural for "you". "You" is both singular and plural. He or she becomes they or them.

That is why in the South, y'all is used (or even "all y'all"), and in other parts of the country, "you guys" is used.

There is no need for either because you is already plural.
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I just regard it a geographic speech marker*. More in the south than elsewhere.

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I knew I did not like you much.
Well, I did like you.....
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Old 02-08-2015, 02:38 PM
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The problem is that there is an inconsistency in the english language in that there is no plural for "you". "You" is both singular and plural. He or she becomes they or them.
You mean it's not youz?
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Old 02-08-2015, 03:40 PM
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How many individuals are on the application? If there are many it sounds correct. If there are one or two sounds ridiculous.
Just me come to think of it.

Aside from the number of parties involved I am still of the opinion that the wording is not professional. Similar to when people use "irriguardless". It's not proper english.

I think the proper use would have been to say "all of you".
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Old 02-08-2015, 03:42 PM
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Well, I did like you.....
If you would start agreeing with me more often (always) we might be able to work something out.
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Old 02-08-2015, 03:43 PM
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I think it is improper professional language. You all is another way of saying "y'all", which someone would never write in a business letter.

The problem is that there is an inconsistency in the english language in that there is no plural for "you". "You" is both singular and plural. He or she becomes they or them.

That is why in the South, y'all is used (or even "all y'all"), and in other parts of the country, "you guys" is used.

There is no need for either because you is already plural.
Exactly my point.

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