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    A question on third person

    This is an easy & basic question but...

    If my name is Jess and I refer to my self in a conversation as Jess is that considered speaking in third person?

    Example:

    Jess thinks that Gummy Bears are disgusting.

    Or

    It's time for Jess to head to bed.

    Sorry if this is a bit trite but I'm in the middle of a discussion on the subject & I'd like to win it! ;o)

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    While you wouldn't be speaking in the third person, you would be referring to yourself in the third person.

    :)

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    Re: A question on third person

    Quote Originally Posted by Jess
    This is an easy & basic question but...

    If my name is Jess and I refer to my self in a conversation as Jess is that considered speaking in third person?

    Example:

    Jess thinks that Gummy Bears are disgusting.

    Or

    It's time for Jess to head to bed.

    Sorry if this is a bit trite but I'm in the middle of a discussion on the subject & I'd like to win it! ;o)
    It can be referred to as speaking in the third person. :wink:

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    So if I say "Ron is not sure he agrees with that" I am speaking in the third person?


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    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    So if I say "Ron is not sure he agrees with that" I am speaking in the third person?

    Yes. Everything does not have to be in the third person, but this form changes the first person to the third person, so the speaker appears to be someone else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork
    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    So if I say "Ron is not sure he agrees with that" I am speaking in the third person?

    Yes. Everything does not have to be in the third person, but this form changes the first person to the third person, so the speaker appears to be someone else.
    Hm. I never thought Bob Dole was somebody else when he talked about Bob Dole.

    :wink:

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