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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.

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:  Writing: Vocabulary, Grammar and Punctuation

Curriculum subtopic:  Noun and Pronoun Awareness

Difficulty level:  

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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.

 

(Begin with the word 'She').

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

 

We are visiting our grandparents at the weekend.

 

(Begin with the word 'They').

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.

 

(Begin with the word 'We').

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').

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

 

You have done very well in the test.

 

(Begin with the word 'She').

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

 

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

 

(Begin with the word '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.
  • Question 2

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

 

You are Neela's best friend.

 

(Begin with the word 'She').

CORRECT ANSWER
She is Neela's best friend.
  • Question 3

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

 

We are visiting our grandparents at the weekend.

 

(Begin with the word 'They').

CORRECT ANSWER
They are visiting their grandparents at the weekend.
  • 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.
  • Question 5

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

 

They think that Manchester United is the best football team.

 

(Begin with the word 'We').

CORRECT ANSWER
We think that Manchester United is the best football team.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Question 8

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

 

You have done very well in the test.

 

(Begin with the word 'She').

CORRECT ANSWER
She has done very well in the test.
  • 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.

 

(Begin with the word 'They').

CORRECT ANSWER
They want to go and see that new film at 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.
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