How-to-Avoid-First-Person-POV.pdf

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1 How to Avoid Using First Person Point of View in Academic Writing First, Second and Third Person Point of View First person is often used in personal narrative – when the writer is telling a story or relating an experience. This perspective is the writer’s point of view, and the writer becomes the focal point. First person pronouns: I, we, me, us, my, mine, our, and ours . Examples of first person point of view: I went to the lake with my family last summer, and we swam all day. We went to Europe for a class trip when I was in grade six. Our car broke down, costing us a thousand dollars in repairs. Ours is the blue house on the corner and my room is on the top floor. Second person is rarely used in fiction, but is often found in speeches, letters, and other forms of non-fiction. It is used to address the reader directly. Second person pronouns: you, and your . Examples of second person point of view: You may be interested to hear how I won the track meet at school. There is no way of knowing how you will react to the information I have to give to your group. Third person is a flexible narrative device and is often used in fiction, non-fiction, and academic writing. It is used when someone else is being spoken about or referred to.
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