I'm confused that this sentence

Jo meets a woman who tells you that she teaches English

in this sentence, what is the "you" ? Jo ? me ? she?

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    Some more context to the question may help, if there is any. – fyrepenguin Mar 29 '16 at 2:37
  • If I say this sentence to you, you is nashile, and she is ambiguous— it could be Jo or it could be the woman who Jo met. Where did you find this sentence? Can you provide the entire context? – choster Mar 29 '16 at 2:41

Your example sentence would usually be understood as (hypothetical scenario)

1) You and Jo go to a party
2) Jo met a woman
3) This woman then told you she is an English teacher
(whether she also told Jo is unknown)

Jo meets a woman who ( then ) tells you she teaches English.

"She" would generally not be understood to refer to Jo, that Jo is an English teacher.

If you think of it as a director talking to an actor and describing the background to a scene it may become clearer.

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