Points of view
Each point of view achieves a different purpose. See the table for the definition of the three points of view and examples for each.
|1st Person Pronouns:|
I, me, mine, my, myself;
We, us, our, ours, ourselves
|Narrate your own experience from your perspective or your group’s perspective.|
I transferred to UHD to pursue a bachelor’s degree in communications.
We transferred to UHD to pursue bachelor’s degrees.
|2nd Person Pronouns:|
You, your, yours, yourself
|Address the reader directly.|
You can volunteer at community gardens to increase food access for underserved communities.
Vote in the midterm elections in November.
|3rd Person Pronouns:|
He, his, him, himself
She, her, hers, herself
It, its, itself
They, their, theirs, themselves
|Narrate what other people say or do and the events that transcribe from a neutral standpoint.|
The student said
he got vaccinated against COVID-19 at the Jan. 20 on-campus vaccination event.
Not a single senator answered questions from the press, according to the AP News writer.