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Remember the pronouns for second person – they start with “y”

Viewpoint pronouns, which start with a “y”, are used in second-person writing.

If you see the following pronouns used to indicate the viewpoint of a writer, then the text is described as second person.

Second person: you, your, yours.

To remember this, the following will help:

Second person is where you talk about someone else

The second from last in the alphabet is Y. Second person pronouns start with a Y.


This sentence is an example of second person writing:

Your dreams are unique to you, but dreams fall into certain categories and you can interpret yours by first categorising them and then looking at the finer detail.


“them” is not from the writer’s viewpoint so is not considered when determining whether the sentence is first, second or third person.

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