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Scholarly Voice: Point of View

Basics

Personal pronouns are used to indicate point of view in most types of writing.  Here are some common points of view:

A paper using first person point of view uses pronouns such as I, me, we, and us.

A paper using second person point of view uses the pronoun you.

A paper using third person point of view uses pronouns such as he, she, it, they, him, her, his, and them.

These lists are not complete lists of pronouns, but read on for more details about their use!

Point of View Video