First, Second and Third Person
First, second and third person is about writing from different perspectives. The personal pronouns can be divided into three groups as follows:
- First person (the person speaking): I, we.
- Second person (the person spoken to): you.
- Third person (the person spoken about): he, she, it, they.
Next time you are reading a book, take note of which person it is written in. You may find the whole book is written in third person or that some chapters are in first person and so on. You could also try writing three pieces - each in a different person. This will really improve your English skills.
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