What Is Third Person? (with Examples)
The term third person refers to someone else, i.e., not the writer or a group including the writer (I, me, we, us) or the writer's audience (you).
Whenever you use a noun (as opposed to pronoun), it is in the third person.
The personal pronouns (I, you, he, she, it, we, you, they) are grouped into one of three categories:
Examples of Third Person Pronouns in Different CasesHere are the third person pronouns in the subjective case, the objective case, and the possessive case:
With third person singular, the pronouns reflect gender.
First, Second, and Third Person PronounsThe table below shows the first, second, and third person pronouns. The third person pronouns are shaded.
What is gender?
What are personal pronouns?
What is the first person?
What is the second person?
What is the subjective case?
What is the objective case?
What is the possessive case?
What are possessive adjectives?
What are absolute possessive pronouns?
The different types of pronouns
Glossary of grammatical terms
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THE POSSESSIVE ADJECTIVE IS ITS NOT IT'S
The contraction it's means it is or it has.
The neuter possessive adjective is its. It is not it's.
It is a grammatical howler to confuse it's and its.
Read more about its and it's.
WRITING IN THE THIRD PERSON
If you're asked to write in the third person, use he/she/it or nouns. For example:
WRITING IN THE FIRST PERSON
If you're asked to write in the first person, use I and we. For example: