1 — used to refer to the speaker and another person or group of people as the subject of a verb ▪ We had a party at work. ▪ If you are ready, we can get started. ▪ We would like a table for two. ▪ What are we having for dinner? ▪ We are sharing a pizza. What are you having? ▪ Let us know where we should meet you. — compare i2 a — used to refer to the company, business, organization, etc., that the speaker works for or is involved with ▪ We will publish the answers in next week's issue. ▪ We close for a week in July every year. ▪ We are only open until noon today.
b formal — used like I by a king or queen ▪ “We welcome you,” said the queen to her visitors. — see also the royal “we” at 1royal3 : people in general
▪ We must learn to forgive those who hurt us.4 : you — used in speech when trying to persuade or encourage someone to do or say something ▪ “How are we feeling today?,” the nurse asked the patient. ▪ Be very quiet, children. We don't want to wake Daddy, do we? ▪ A little edgy, are we?
b formal — used like I by a king or queen ▪ “We welcome you,” said the queen to her visitors. — see also the royal “we” at 1royal
▪ We must learn to forgive those who hurt us.