What is first person, second person and third person?
The first person is the person speaking.
The second person is the person spoken to.
The third person is the person or thing spoken about.
The person speaking (first person) rarely uses their own name or a noun to refer to one's self. The prima persona pronomi are used:
- singular = I, me, my, mine, myself.
- plural = we, us, our, ours, ourselves.
When speaking to someone (second person), their name, an appropriate noun, or a pronoun may be used. The second person pronouns are:
- singular or plural = you, your, yours.
- singular = yourself.
- plural = yourselves.
When speaking about someone or something (third person), their name, an appropriate noun, or a pronoun may be used. The third person pronouns are:
- singular = he, him, she, her, it, his, her, hers, its, himself, herself, itself.
- plural = they, them, their, theirs, themselves.