Definition of third person
- "they" is a pronoun of the third person
- referred to himself in the third person
- the story was written in the third person
a story written in the third person
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grammar : a set of words or forms (such as pronouns or verb forms) that refer to people or things that the speaker or writer is not addressing directly
: a writing style that uses third person pronouns and verbs
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