second person

second person
a) In grammar, the form of a verb used when the subject of a sentence is the audience. In English, the second person is used with the pronouns thou and you. In many languages the singular, applying to one person, and plural, applying to several people, are distinct.

"Are" is the second person of "to be"

b) A form of narrative writing using verbs in the second person in order to give the impression that the action is happening to the reader.

"hast" is the second person singular of the German verb "haben"

See Also: second-person

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  • second person — n [singular] technical a form of a verb or ↑pronoun that is used to show the person you are speaking to. For example, you is a second person pronoun, and are is the second person singular and plural of the verb to be →↑first person, ↑third person …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Second person — can refer to the following: * A grammatical person, you , y all , your and yours in the English language * Second person narrative, a perspective in storytelling * Second Person (band), a trip hop band from London …   Wikipedia

  • second person — n. Gram. 1. a) the form of a pronoun (as you) or verb (as do or archaic dost) that refers to the person(s) or thing(s) spoken to in a given utterance b) a category consisting of such forms 2. narration characterized by the general use of such… …   English World dictionary

  • second person — noun pronouns and verbs used to refer to the person addressed by the language in which they occur • Hypernyms: ↑person * * * noun [noncount] 1 grammar : a set of words or forms (such as pronouns or verb forms) that refer to the person that the… …   Useful english dictionary

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

  • second person — noun technical a form of a verb or pronoun that is used to show the person you are speaking to. For example, “you” is a second person pronoun, and “you are” is the second person singular and plural of the verb “to be” compare first person, third… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • second person — Gram. the person used by a speaker in referring to the one or ones to whom he or she is speaking: in English you is a second person pronoun. [1665 75] * * * …   Universalium

  • second person — N SING: the N A statement in the second person is a statement about the person or people you are talking to. The subject of a statement like this is you …   English dictionary

  • second person — sec′ond per′son n. 1) gram. the grammatical person used in an utterance in referring to the one or ones being addressed 2) gram. a pronoun or verb form in the second person, as the pronoun you …   From formal English to slang

  • second-person — See second person. * * * …   Universalium


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