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" See tense. person, as a grammatical term, refers to the speaker, the person spoken to, or the person or thing spoken about. First person is the person(s) speaking (such as "I," "me," "my," "mine," "we," "us," "our," or "ours"). Second person is the person(s)... "
First Lessons in English - Page 87
by Alfred Hix Welsh - 1888 - 205 pages
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Practical Grammar: A Grammar of the English Language, on an Improved Plan ...

Caleb Farnum (Jr.) - English language - 1848 - 124 pages
...belong also to pronouns. PERSON. PERSON is that property of a noun or pronoun, by which it represents the speaker, the "person spoken to, or the person or thing spoken of. 2 There are three persons; the first, the second, and the third. The first person is that which represents...
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A Pronouncing, Explanatory, and Synonymous Dictionary of the English ...

Joseph Emerson Worcester - English language - 1855 - 565 pages
...— shape ; exterior appearance. — (Gram.) The character which a noun or pronoun bears, a0 denoting the speaker, the person spoken to, or the person or thing spoken of. *PER'SQN-A BLE, a. Handsome; graceful. *PER'SC>NA<^E, R. A person of distinction. PER'S<?N.*L [pr'syn-l,...
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The student's practical grammar of the English language; together with a ...

1855
...inflected in number, and the verb in person too ; the noun, moreover, changes its person according as it stands for the speaker, the person spoken to, or the person spoken of. Number and person are the only .two accidents (so to speak) which the noun and the verb...
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The Elements of English Grammar: So Arranged as to Combine the Analytical ...

Samuel Stillman Greene - English language - 1858 - 220 pages
...a noun or pronoun which shows its relation to the speaker. A noun or pronoun must represent either the speaker, the person spoken to, or the person or thing spoken of. There are three persons — ihefirst, second, and third. The first person denotes the speaker ; as,...
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A Comprehensive Dictionary of the English Language

Joseph Emerson Worcester - English language - 1860 - 608 pages
...— shape ; exterior appearance. — (Gram.) The character which a noun or pronoun bears, as denoting the speaker, the person spoken to, or the person or thing spoken of. PEK'sON-A-HLE,a. Handsome ; graceful. PR'SQN-A-E, n. A person of distinction. PEH'spN-AL, a. Relating...
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First Lessons in Grammar: Based Upon the Construction and Analysis of ...

Samuel Stillman Greene - English language - 1860 - 192 pages
...a noun or pronoun which shows its relation to the speaker. A noun or pronoun must represent either the speaker, the person spoken to, or the person or thing spoken of. There are three persons, — the first, second, and third. The first person denotes the speaker ; as,...
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An English grammar

English language - 1863
...the verb. 9. PERSON. There are certain distinctions of form according as the subject of the verb is the speaker, the person spoken to, or the person or thing spoken about, thut is, for the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd persons ; as ' I write, thou writes*, he writes.' 10. NUMBER...
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First Lessons in Latin: Or an Introduction to Andrews and Stoddard's Latin ...

Ethan Allen Andrews - Latin language - 1864 - 265 pages
...person of a noun or pronoun is the character sustained by the object which it represents, as being the speaker, the person spoken to, or the person or thing spoken of. Hence, as in verbs, there are three persons. CASES. Cases are those terminations of nouns which denote...
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The progressive English grammar. [With] Key

Walter Scott Dalgleish - 1866
...persons (see 31), the first, the second, and the third, according as the subject of the Verb is the speaker, the person spoken to, or the person or thing spoken of. The suffix for the second person (singular) is -est (AS -ast, -st, and -t) ; as, writ-est, wrot-est....
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Outlines of English grammar and analysis. [With] Key

Walter Scott Dalgleish - 1867
...persons (see 28), the first, the second, and the third, according as the subject of the Verb is the speaker, the person spoken to, or the person or thing spoken of. II. NUMBER. 91. A verb is singular when its subject is singular ; plural when its subject is plural...
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