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Talk:third person

One thing to noteEdit

Many people have the habit of talking about themselves in third person, and this should be noted in here as improper third person talk. 131.191.64.130 02:59, 17 April 2007 (UTC)

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Rfv-sense: noun "The pronouns he, she, it, they and one." Huh? Perhaps this should be at RFC or just deleted directly. Mglovesfun (talk) 14:00, 13 May 2011 (UTC)

Yeah, move to RFC. Whoever added that def may have been bothered by the verb-centricity of our other defs — "he refers to himself in the third person" is not about the choice of verb — but the result is not useful. —RuakhTALK 15:08, 13 May 2011 (UTC)
I've noticed that with other definitions like third-person singular where of course pronouns as well as verbs (and probably more than that) can have third-person singular forms. Mglovesfun (talk) 15:15, 13 May 2011 (UTC)
Detagged. Mglovesfun (talk) 15:28, 13 May 2011 (UTC)


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Third definition is just plain wrong, but the other two definitions only cover verbs. Verbs and pronouns can have first/second/third person forms, perhaps in other languages, other parts of speech. A fear a lot of ttbcs after the reorganization is done, but it's better that than inaccurate, misleading definitions, right? Mglovesfun (talk) 15:19, 13 May 2011 (UTC)

What’s wrong with the third definition? A third-person pronoun is he, she, it, they, one. The rest of what you wrote is unintelligible to me. —Stephen (Talk) 17:04, 13 May 2011 (UTC)
Yes they are third person pronouns, the entry says. They are are not third persons. It needs to be removed but when we do, there won't be any definition to cover pronouns as opposed to verbs. If you want to find citations for "she is a third person" as opposed to "third person pronoun", feel free. Mglovesfun (talk) 14:17, 14 May 2011 (UTC)
To clarify, is wasn't a definition but rather a list; it would be like defining animal with "lion, tiger, turtle, frog, mouse" and then not even naming all of them, which is what the definition did. Mglovesfun (talk) 14:36, 14 May 2011 (UTC)
  • Looks fine now --P5Nd2 (talk) 10:59, 29 October 2017 (UTC)


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