Use of you 

In some texts, especially less formal documents such as manuals, guides or instructions, the second person (you) or the imperative (no pronoun) is often more appropriate than the third person. This is especially convenient, as you, your, yourself and yourselves are not gender-specific. Therefore, not

Exemple inadequat The students should first turn on their computers.


but

Exemple correcte You should first turn on your computer.

Exemple correcte First, turn on your computer.
Darrera actualització: 27-10-2017
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Recommended citation:
«Use of you» [en línia]. A: Criteris de la Universitat de Barcelona (CUB). Style Guide. Barcelona: Universitat de Barcelona. Serveis Lingüístics. <http://www.ub.edu/cub/criteri.php?id=2410> [consulta: 24 octubre 2021].