Clusivity

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In linguistics, clusivity is a distinction between inclusive and exclusive first-person pronouns and verbal morphology, also called inclusive “we” and exclusive “we”. Inclusive “we” specifically includes the addressee (that is, one of the words for “we” means “you and I”), while exclusive “we” specifically excludes the addressee (that is, another word for “we” means “he/she and I, but not you”), regardless of who else may be involved.

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