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Join Date: Oct 2005
Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 02:24PM
Is "you all" acceptable in formal writing?
If it showed up in a report I was proofing, I would cross out the all. If for some reason (I can't think of any at the moment), the emphasis was really necessary, I would rather see "all of you" written.