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Nouns and Pronouns: Knowing the Difference 2

In this worksheet, students change sentences from the first to the second or third person and vice versa.

'Nouns and Pronouns: Knowing the Difference 2' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   English

Curriculum subtopic:   Grammar: Nouns, Verbs & Tenses

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

Sentences can be written in the first, second or third person.


The first person uses the words I and we.

I love chocolate ice cream.

 

The second person uses the word you.

Do you love chocolate ice cream?

 

The third person uses the words he, she, it and they.

She loves chocolate ice cream but he doesn't.

 

When we change a sentence from the first person to the third person (or the other way round), we often need to change several words. Look at these two sentences:

I am wearing my new jacket.

He is wearing his new jacket.

You will see that I and my have changed to he and his, but the verb has changed as well, from am to is.

Change this sentence from the third person to the first person.

 

He is going to London tomorrow.

(Begin with the word 'I').

Change this sentence from the second person to the third person.

 

You are Neela's best friend.

 

She is Neela's best friend

She are Neela's best friend

She Neela's best friend

Claire has changed this sentence from the first person to the third person.

 

We are visiting our grandparents at the weekend.

 

She has written 

 

They is visiting their grandparents at the weekend.  Do you think she is correct with what she has written?

Correct

Incorrect

Change this sentence from the second person to the third person.

 

You need to learn your spellings.

(Begin with the word 'She').

Change this sentence from the third person to the first person.

 

They think that Manchester United is the best football team.

What would be the correct start for this sentence?

We

I

You

Change this sentence from the first person to the third person.

 

I want to go to bed now.

 

(Begin with the word 'He').

Change this sentence from the third person to the first person.

 

He doesn't like sprouts.

(Begin with the word 'I').

Tom has changed this sentence from the second person to the third person.

 

The sentence was: You have done very well in the test.

 

Tom has changed this to: She has done very well in the test.

 

If you were Tom's teacher, do you think he is correct with this sentence?

Incorrect

Correct

Change this sentence from the first person to the third person.

 

I want to go and see that new film at the cinema.

 

You

Me

They

Change this sentence from the second person to the first person.

 

You are not allowed to go there on your own.

(Begin with the word 'I').

  • Question 1

Change this sentence from the third person to the first person.

 

He is going to London tomorrow.

(Begin with the word 'I').

CORRECT ANSWER
I am going to London tomorrow.
EDDIE SAYS
This sentence is in the present tense. When you change it from the third person (he) to the first person (I) you need to change 'he is' to 'I am' for this to be grammatically correct. I am sure you will get the hang of these!
  • Question 2

Change this sentence from the second person to the third person.

 

You are Neela's best friend.

 

CORRECT ANSWER
She is Neela's best friend
EDDIE SAYS
This one needs a bit of changing around here to be grammatically correct, did you spot what you needed to do? You need to replace the 'you are' (second person) to 'she is' (third person) to be correct. You are doing well! Keep going.
  • Question 3

Claire has changed this sentence from the first person to the third person.

 

We are visiting our grandparents at the weekend.

 

She has written 

 

They is visiting their grandparents at the weekend.  Do you think she is correct with what she has written?

CORRECT ANSWER
Incorrect
EDDIE SAYS
Claire is not grammatically correct here. She needed to change 'we' to 'they' and follow this with 'are' because in both cases we are using a plural. 'We' and 'they' imply more than one person! The last thing to remember to change is 'our grandparents' to 'their grandparents' .
  • Question 4

Change this sentence from the second person to the third person.

 

You need to learn your spellings.

(Begin with the word 'She').

CORRECT ANSWER
She needs to learn her spellings.
EDDIE SAYS
There are 2 key changes to make here, did you get them? Firstly we need to change 'you' to 'she' and then we should add an 's' to the end of the word need. How did you do?
  • Question 5

Change this sentence from the third person to the first person.

 

They think that Manchester United is the best football team.

What would be the correct start for this sentence?

CORRECT ANSWER
I
EDDIE SAYS
How did you get on here? Whether we agree with this sentence or not, we have to agree that we must change the 'they' to 'I' to make this sentence grammatically correct!
  • Question 6

Change this sentence from the first person to the third person.

 

I want to go to bed now.

 

(Begin with the word 'He').

CORRECT ANSWER
He wants to go to bed now.
EDDIE SAYS
We've done one of these before, can you remember what changes you need to make? Instead of 'i want' we need to change this to 'he wants'. Did you spot the 's' that needs to be placed at the end of 'want'?
  • Question 7

Change this sentence from the third person to the first person.

 

He doesn't like sprouts.

(Begin with the word 'I').

CORRECT ANSWER
I don't like sprouts.
EDDIE SAYS
Many people could agree with this statement! If you are changing the sentence to the first person, you need to change the 'he doesn't' to 'i don't'. If you only changed the 'I' then this sentence would not make sense.
  • Question 8

Tom has changed this sentence from the second person to the third person.

 

The sentence was: You have done very well in the test.

 

Tom has changed this to: She has done very well in the test.

 

If you were Tom's teacher, do you think he is correct with this sentence?

CORRECT ANSWER
Correct
EDDIE SAYS
Let's hope you have too! Tom is correct! He is right because he has changed the start of the sentence, 'you have' to 'she has' which makes this sentence grammatically correct.
  • Question 9

Change this sentence from the first person to the third person.

 

I want to go and see that new film at the cinema.

 

CORRECT ANSWER
They
EDDIE SAYS
Did you get this right in one 'take'? You needed to change the 'I' to 'they' for this to make sense, and imply that more people want to go to the cinema!
  • Question 10

Change this sentence from the second person to the first person.

 

You are not allowed to go there on your own.

(Begin with the word 'I').

CORRECT ANSWER
I am not allowed to go there on my own.
EDDIE SAYS
You should always follow the instructions! To correctly change this sentence from the second person to the first person, you need to change 'you are' to 'i am'. Either way, no one should go there on their own! Well done, that's another activity completed!
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