We

Determiner

  • The speakers/writers, or the speaker/writer and at least one other person.

    "We Canadians like to think of ourselves as different."

Pronoun

  • (personal) The speakers/writers, or the speaker/writer and at least one other person (not the person being addressed). (This is the exclusive we.)
  • (personal) The plural form of you, including everyone being addressed.

    "How are we all tonight?"

  • (personal) The speaker/writer alone. (This use of we is the editorial we, used by writers and others, including royalty—the royal we—as a less personal substitute for I. The reflexive case of this sense of we is ourself.)
  • (personal) The speaker(s)/writer(s) and the person(s) being addressed. (This is the inclusive we.)

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