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noun

the grammatical person used by the speaker of an utterance in referring to the one (second person singular ) or ones (second person plural ) to whom he or she is speaking.
a pronoun or verb form in the second person, as the pronoun you in English, or a set of such forms.

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“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.

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Origin of second person

First recorded in 1665–75
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second person

noun

a grammatical category of pronouns and verbs used when referring to or describing the individual or individuals being addressed
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