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Nouns and Pronouns: Knowing the Difference 1

In this worksheet, students distinguish between singular and plural versions of the first, second and third person.

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:  Writing: Vocabulary, Grammar and Punctuation

Curriculum subtopic:  Noun and Pronoun Awareness

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QUESTION 1 of 10

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

I like playing tennis. (first person)

You like playing tennis. (second person)

She likes playing tennis. (third person)

 

We can also classify sentences as singular or plural.

If we are talking about one person or thing, then the sentence is singular.

I like swimming. (first person singular)

 

If we are talking about more than one person or thing, then the sentence is plural.

They like swimming. (third person plural)

 

Sentences in the second person are the same whether they are singular or plural.

If somebody says, 'You must come home now,' they might be talking to one person or to more than one person.

Decide whether this sentence is in the first, second or third person, and whether it is singular or plural.

 

We love going to the beach.

first person singular

first person plural

second person plural

third person singular

Decide whether this sentence is in the first, second or third person, and whether it is singular or plural.

 

Katie loves playing her violin.

first person plural

second person singular

third person singular

third person plural

Decide whether this sentence is in the first, second or third person, and whether it is singular or plural.

 

The brothers went outside to play football.

first person plural

second person singular

second person plural

third person plural

Decide whether this sentence is in the first, second or third person, and whether it is singular or plural.

 

I have been learning French for two years.

first person singular

second person singular

third person singular

third person plural

Decide whether this sentence is in the first, second or third person, and whether it is singular or plural.

 

Jack has never been to the seaside before.

first person plural

second person singular

third person singular

third person plural

Rewrite this sentence in the third person plural.

 

He plays cricket every Saturday.

Rewrite this sentence in the second person plural.

 

I am going to a party tomorrow.

Rewrite this sentence in the first person plural.

 

She is going to her grandmother's for Christmas.

Rewrite this sentence in the third person singular.

 

The dogs were barking at the postman.

Rewrite this sentence in the first person singular.

 

They are hoping to win the trophy.

  • Question 1

Decide whether this sentence is in the first, second or third person, and whether it is singular or plural.

 

We love going to the beach.

CORRECT ANSWER
first person plural
  • Question 2

Decide whether this sentence is in the first, second or third person, and whether it is singular or plural.

 

Katie loves playing her violin.

CORRECT ANSWER
third person singular
  • Question 3

Decide whether this sentence is in the first, second or third person, and whether it is singular or plural.

 

The brothers went outside to play football.

CORRECT ANSWER
third person plural
  • Question 4

Decide whether this sentence is in the first, second or third person, and whether it is singular or plural.

 

I have been learning French for two years.

CORRECT ANSWER
first person singular
  • Question 5

Decide whether this sentence is in the first, second or third person, and whether it is singular or plural.

 

Jack has never been to the seaside before.

CORRECT ANSWER
third person singular
  • Question 6

Rewrite this sentence in the third person plural.

 

He plays cricket every Saturday.

CORRECT ANSWER
They play cricket every Saturday.
  • Question 7

Rewrite this sentence in the second person plural.

 

I am going to a party tomorrow.

CORRECT ANSWER
You are going to a party tomorrow.
EDDIE SAYS
Remember that the second person singular and the second person plural are the same in English. In some languages they are different!
  • Question 8

Rewrite this sentence in the first person plural.

 

She is going to her grandmother's for Christmas.

CORRECT ANSWER
We are going to our grandmother's for Christmas.
  • Question 9

Rewrite this sentence in the third person singular.

 

The dogs were barking at the postman.

CORRECT ANSWER
The dog was barking at the postman.
  • Question 10

Rewrite this sentence in the first person singular.

 

They are hoping to win the trophy.

CORRECT ANSWER
I am hoping to win the trophy.
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