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first person


Simple Definition of first person

  • : a set of words or word forms (such as pronouns or verb forms) that refer to the person who is speaking or writing

  • : a writing style that uses first person pronouns and verbs

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of first person

  1. 1 a :  a set of linguistic forms (as verb forms, pronouns, and inflectional affixes) referring to the speaker or writer of the utterance in which they occur b :  a linguistic form belonging to such a set c :  reference of a linguistic form to the speaker or writer of the utterance in which it occurs

  2. 2 :  a style of discourse marked by general use of verbs and pronouns of the first person

Examples of first person in a sentence

  1. She always wrote in the first person.

  2. The sentence I was born in Maine is written in the first person.


First Known Use of first person


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Definition of first person for Students

  1. :  a set of words or forms (as pronouns or verb forms) referring to the person speaking or writing them

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