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"we" in British English

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wepronoun

uk   strong /wiː/ weak /wi/ us   strong /wiː/ weak /wi/
  • we pronoun (GROUP)

A1 used as the subject of a verb to refer to a group including the speaker and at least one other person: Can we all go to the swimming pool this afternoon? If you don't hurry up we'll be late.
used by a speaker or a writer to refer to themselves and the people listening or reading: In today's lecture, we will be exploring the world economic situation.

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  • we pronoun (ALL PEOPLE)

B1 used as the subject of a verb to refer to all people, especially when considered as a group: This planet on which we all live should be cherished and not exploited.

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  • we pronoun (YOU)

informal used as the subject of a verb to mean "you", especially when talking to a child or someone who is ill: We don't want to be late for school, do we? "How are we this morning, Mrs Flanagan?" said the doctor.
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(Definition of we from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"we" in American English

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wepronoun [pl]

us   /wi, /
  • we pronoun [pl] (PEOPLE)

the person speaking and one or more others: If you don’t hurry up we won’t be on time.
We can be used by a speaker or a writer to refer to the listener or person reading and the person speaking or writing: We have to get started now if we’re going to finish this afternoon.
We can also mean you: Now everyone, we don’t want to be late, do we?
  • we pronoun [pl] (ALL PEOPLE)

all people; everyone: We live on planet earth.
(Definition of we from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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“we” in British English

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Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
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by Liz Walter Enough is a very common word, but it is easy to make mistakes with it. You need to be careful about its position in a sentence, and the prepositions or verb patterns that come after it. I’ll start with the position of enough in the sentence. When we use it with a noun,

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