Rejoice Texans! Y’all finally have y’all own translation!

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Jeri Tanner

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Uhm, no. However, true story, that is the memory jog I used to distinguish plural pronouns with the KJV.
 

Jake

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Zack, "y'all" is actually singular in super-colloquial usage, and "all y'all" is plural.
I thought y'all was an indefinite set of members in a group, but all y'all definitively includes every single person in the group. Both would be plural in this case.
 

Jeri Tanner

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What’s the difference between “y’all” and “all y’all”? :)
This is little understood outside the South. Actually the second phrase would be “all y’all’s”... a possessive phrase. “Did y’all bring all y’all’s towels for the beach?”
 

Jake

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This is little understood outside the South. Actually the second phrase would be “all y’all’s”... a possessive phrase. “Did y’all bring all y’all’s towels for the beach?”
Now I've even more confused by y'all vs. all y'all... but I'll blame it on you being from Alabama ;)
 
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