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Is the bolded text a clause with ellipsis or a participle phrase? If a phrase, is the while a preposition?

You guys checked in 381,576,305 times in 2010

Why add guys ?

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I think this could benefit from being posted as two separate questions. –  RegDwigнt Feb 3 '11 at 15:36
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I agree with RegDwight. The question asks about two phrases that are not related to each other; they have been read in the same place, but that is the only thing they have in common. –  kiamlaluno Feb 3 '11 at 15:38
    
@RegDwight I see. I just don't want be question spammer :) –  lovespring Feb 3 '11 at 16:31
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The first expression can be interpreted as ellipsis or as a participial phrase, your choice.

The second expression is an informal 2nd person plural. "You guys" is a colloquial way of saying you. It is quite a familiar way to address a group of people, so this should never be used in a formal context.

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