Hi! I was wondering whether generic you (used for people in general) can appear as the object of a verb in the past tense. I got this question when I was reading this article:
What's your favorite place that you've played so far?
"It wasn't in the United States, it was actually over in Japan when I played there in 2016. I loved playing in the city of Sapporo. The people there — the culture was pretty unique, and they embraced you." https://www.courier-journal.co...ati-reds/3494702002/
This is how I got my question; I supposed "you" in "they embraced you" above does not refer to the interviewer but to people in general, so it should be generic you. Generic you is more likely to appear in generic sentences, but the sentence above is less generic and more specific in that the sentence is in the past.
I would very much appreciate your comments!