You can never be sure!
You can't win them all.
An example of you is a word that could be used when complementing a friend.
An example of you is when all people are advised to be careful on Halloween.
I'll lend you the book. You shouldn't work so hard.
Both of you should get ready now.
You are all supposed to do as I tell you.
You might want to get you another pair of shoes.
Other Word Forms
Origin of you
- Middle English from Old English ēow dative and accusative of gē ye, you yu- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English you, yow, ȝow, (object case of ye), from Old English Ä“ow, Ä«ow ("you"; dative case of Ä¡Ä“), from *iwwiz ("you"; dative case of *jÄ«z), Western form of Proto-Germanic *izwiz ("you"; dative case of *jÅ«z), from Proto-Indo-European *yÅ«s (“you (plural)"), *yū́. Cognate with West Frisian jo (“you"), Low German jo (“you"), Dutch jou & u (“you"), Middle High German eu, iu (“you", obj. pron.), Latin vōs (“you"), Avestan 𐬬𐬋 (vō, “you").