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    Using a 'name' to replace a 1st person pronoun. Should I treat as 1st or 3rd person?

    Dear all,

    I do sometimes use 'name' to replace 'I' as the pronoun in my sentence.

    I use it mostly in conversation with my kids (I'm trying to communicate in English with them).
    For example: "Daddy doesn't like it that much, ..." instead of "I don't like it that much, ...".

    But it just feels awkward sometimes, as I, as the 1st person, using 'does' in my sentence.

    As a non-native without much interaction with native English-speaking environment, I'm wondering what is the correct way to convey such message as described above.

    Thanks in advance,



    -dien.

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    Re: Using a 'name' to replace a 1st person pronoun. Should I treat as 1st or 3rd pers

    Hi Dienw

    Welcome to the forum.

    I understand the use of one's name to replace a pronoun is common in other languages. It is meant to sound endearing.
    As you said, there is no differentiation between the auxillary verbs is/are, do/does, etc. in Asian languages,
    which makes it sound rather unnatural in English. ,

    I'm wondering what is the correct way is to convey such a message as described above.

    not a teacher

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    Re: Using a 'name' to replace a 1st person pronoun. Should I treat as 1st or 3rd pers

    Welcome to the forum, Dien.

    Yes, writing about oneself in the third person is common in English, though readers/listeners find it irritating if overdone.

    You are right to change 'I don't' to 'Daddy doesn't'.

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