You probably know what it means to write in the first person, but you may not be as confident about using the second- or third-person point of view. In grammatical terms, first person, second person, and third person refer to personal pronouns.
You constantly use these two pronouns when you refer to yourself and when you refer to yourself with others. The first-person point of view is used primarily for autobiographical writing, such as a personal essay or a memoir.
Point of View Worksheets
Joseph M. Those are a lot of forms and cases, so the following example of a sentence that uses the first person—with both singular and plural forms and all three cases—will, I hope, help identify the different uses: I asked Sam to help me with my Happy New Year mailing, and we somehow got the project done early during the last week of December in spite of our packed schedules.
Jump to Navigation. First, Second, and Third Person. When to use the first, second, and third person point of view in your writing.
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