person

Person is how you know whether a given pronoun is referring to the speaker, the one spoken to, or the one spoken of.

  1. first person is used when referring to the speaker (I, me, we, us);
  2. second person is used when referring to the one spoken to (you, your); and
  3. third person is used when referring to the one spoken of (he, she, it, they, them, any noun, etc.).

cf. personal pronouns, video

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