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Are there any grammatical or etiquettical (!) rules for when one should refer to ones self as 'one'/when you should refer to yourself as 'you'?

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siasl74 answers:

There's certainly a grammatical rule against referring to yourself as "you" - normally you would use "I" or "me" :-)

Speaking about yourself in the third person is generally acceptable when appearing arrogant or patronising, or being humourous about same, or when you are the monarch. Other than that, it shouldn't be used in speech or in writing (IMHO).


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