First Person Pronouns

The person category which denotes the speaker and possibly also some people associated with the speaker.

The English first person pronouns are I/me (singular) and we/us (plural). The singular pronoun I/me always means ‘the speaker’. The plural pronoun we/us usually means ‘the speaker plus somebody else associated with the speaker’.

  • I want to go. (The first-person singular pronoun ‘I’ refers to the speaker.)
  • They wanted us to pay their bills. (‘The first-person plural pronoun ‘us’ refers to the speaker plus someone else associated with the speaker.)

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