first-person plural


first-person plural
The form of a verb used (in English and other languages) with the pronoun we (or its equivalent in other languages).

"Are" is the first-person plural of the verb "to be".


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  • First-person narrative — is a narrative mode in which a story is narrated by one character, who explicitly refers to him or herself in the first person, that is, using words and phrases involving I (referred to as the first person singular) and/or we (the first person… …   Wikipedia

  • first-person — adjective a) Of a verb, in the first person. b) Of a narrative, using verbs in the first person. See Also: first person, first person plural, first person singular …   Wiktionary

  • first person — n. 1. Gram. a) the form of a pronoun (as I) or verb (as am) that refers to the speaker or writer or, in the plural, also to those for whom the speaker or writer serves as spokesperson b) a category consisting of such forms 2. narration… …   English World dictionary

  • first responder — UK [ˌfɜː(r)st rɪˈspɒndə(r)] US [ˌfɜrst rɪˈspɑndər] noun [countable] [singular first responder plural first responders] the person who arrives first at the scene of an accident or other emergency situation, for e …   Useful english dictionary

  • person — ► NOUN (pl. people or persons) 1) a human being regarded as an individual. 2) an individual s body: concealed on his person. 3) Grammar a category used in the classification of pronouns, verb forms, etc. according to whether they indicate the… …   English terms dictionary

  • first aider — UK [ˌfɜː(r)st ˈeɪdə(r)] US [ˌfɜrst ˈeɪdər] noun [countable] [singular first aider plural first aiders] british someone who is trained to give first aid …   Useful english dictionary

  • person — noun 1 (C) plural people a human being, especially considered as someone with their own particular character: Tessa s a very intense person. | Hank s not the sort of person I find easy to talk to. | I like her as a person, but not as a boss. |… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • person */*/*/ — UK [ˈpɜː(r)s(ə)n] / US [ˈpɜrs(ə)n] noun [countable] Word forms person : singular person plural people Get it right: person: The usual plural form of person is people (not persons), and this is used in all ordinary contexts: Wrong: Children… …   English dictionary

  • person — [[t]pɜ͟ː(r)s(ə)n[/t]] ♦ people, persons (The usual word for more than one person is people. The form persons is used as the plural in formal or legal language.) 1) N COUNT A person is a man, woman, or child. At least one person died and several… …   English dictionary

  • person — per|son W1S2 [ˈpə:sən US ˈpə:r ] n [Date: 1100 1200; : Old French; Origin: persone, from Latin persona actor s mask, character in a play, person , probably from Etruscan phersu mask ] 1.) plural people [ˈpi:pəl] a human being, especially… …   Dictionary of contemporary English


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