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The concept of person applies to pronouns and reflects a universal truth: There are only three types of people on earth. We have the speaker (first person), the listener (second person), and the person being gossiped about (third person).

As pronouns developed, they took on three forms to reflect the universal truth: (1) first person, (2) second person, and (3) third person. Each also took on singular (one person) and plural (more than one person) forms. Finally, each appeared in three cases (subjective, objective, possessive). Here they are:

Singular Personal Pronouns
Person Subjective Case Objective Case Possessive Case
First Person I me my-mine
Second Person you you your-yours
Third Person he (masculine) him (masculine) his-his (masculine)
she (feminine) her (feminine) her-hers (feminine)
it (neuter) it (neuter) its-its (neuter)
Plural Personal Pronouns
Person Subjective Case Objective Case Possessive Case
First Person we us our-ours
Second Person you you your-yours
Third Person they them their-theirs

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