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First Person - Glossary of Terms

First Person

Personal pronouns (I, you, he, she, it, we, you, they) are grouped into one of three categories: first person, second person and third person.

The category first person refers to the speaker himself or a group that includes the speaker (i.e., I, me, we and us).
Second person refers to the speaker's audience (i.e., you).
Third person refers to everybody else (e.g., he, him, she, her, it, they, them), including all other nouns (e.g., Craig, Germans, ant, mice).

Interactive example:
I am not local.  We are staying with the caretaker. [show me the pronouns in the first person]
Many people say "between you and I".  This is wrong.  It should be "between you and me".
Associated pages:
Glossary of grammatical terms
What are verbs?
What are pronouns?
The different types of pronouns

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