(Style),(Phrase) •First-person point of view: the writer or narrator speaks for himself, as I or me. •Second-person point of view: the writer or narrator writes to you. •Third-person point of view: the writer or narrator writes about others: him, her, or them.

The following are sentences from different points of view. The underlined text signifies each point of view. First person is used when writing a personal narrative. In second person, the narrator tells the story to another character using “you.” Third person is the most common point of view used in fiction. Authors use the pronouns he, she, or it when referring to a person, place, thing, or idea.

First person: I was so excited to see my grandmother for my birthday this year.

Second person: You will need to help your grandmother get into the car when you leave.

Third person: She walked in the room and carefully bent down to hug her grandmother. Her grandmother reached up and gave her a gentle pat.

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