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Grammatical person refers to the perspectives of the personal pronouns used to identify a person in speech and text—that is, it distinguishes between a speaker (first person), an addressee (second person), and others beyond that (third person).
1. The grammatical category of forms that designate a speaker or writer referring to himself or herself. Examples of forms in the first person include English pronouns such as I and we and verb forms such as Spanish hablo "I speak."
2. A discourse or literary style in which the narrator recounts his or her own experiences or impressions using such forms: a novel written in the first person.
3. A perspective in a video or computer game that shows only what a character would see.
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a. a grammatical category of pronouns and verbs used by the speaker to refer to or talk about himself or herself, either alone (first person singular) or together with others (first person plural)
b. (as modifier) : a first-person narrative.
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1. the grammatical person used by a speaker in statements referring to himself or herself or to a group including himself or herself.
2. a pronoun or verb form in the first person, as I, we, or am, or a set of such forms.
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|Noun||1.||first person - pronouns and verbs used to refer to the speaker or writer of the language in which they occur|
person - a grammatical category used in the classification of pronouns, possessive determiners, and verb forms according to whether they indicate the speaker, the addressee, or a third party; "stop talking about yourself in the third person"
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