chapter  10
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Personal pronouns

Usage a Vous is used in the text (e.g. Vous avez, line 27) as the so-called ‘polite’ second-person singular

form, the normal form of address between people who are unfamiliar with one another, or

between whom there is some ‘social distance’. Tu is the alternative second-person singular

form which is used to address children, friends, family and professional equals. The second-

person plural form is always vous.