This section of Exploring English describes the concept of person in the English language.
Person is the form of a word that suggests whether a person is speaking (first person), being spoken to (second person), or being spoken about (third person).
Verbs are inflected in form or joined with auxiliary verbs to indicate person and number.
Person and Number:
First Person Singular: I run.
Second Person Singular: You run.
Third Person Singular: He runs.
First Person Plural: We run.
Third Person Plural: They run.
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