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Composition: How to Write for Your Audience 3

In this worksheet, students practise identifying sentences that are written in the first, second and third person.

'Composition: How to Write for Your Audience 3' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Writing: Composition

Curriculum subtopic:   Plan What and Who to Write For

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

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

 

When we are talking about ourselves we use the words I and we. This is called the first person.

Boy cleaning his teeth


If we are talking to somebody else we use the word you. This is called the second person.

You must go to bed now.

 

If we are talking about other people we use their names or the words he, she, it and they. This is called the third person.

Jayden is coming to my house tonight.

They are getting a new puppy.

She is older than me.

Read the sentence and decide whether it is written in the first, second or third person.

 

I love chocolate!

first person

second person

third person

Read the sentence and decide whether it is written in the first, second or third person.

 

Jamila is very good at tennis.

first person

second person

third person

Read the sentence and decide whether it is written in the first, second or third person.

 

If you want to get to the library you need to turn left at the next junction.

first person

second person

third person

Read the sentence and decide whether it is written in the first, second or third person.

 

Jake and Paul are twins.

first person

second person

third person

Read the sentence and decide whether it is written in the first, second or third person.

 

Would you like a drink?

first person

second person

third person

Read the sentence and decide whether it is written in the first, second or third person.

 

I love playing cricket.

first person

second person

third person

Read the sentence and decide whether it is written in the first, second or third person.

 

Where have you put your coat?

first person

second person

third person

Read the sentence and decide whether it is written in the first, second or third person.

 

My brother is starting a new job next week.

first person

second person

third person

Read the sentence and decide whether it is written in the first, second or third person.

 

We are going to the Lake District on holiday this year.

first person

second person

third person

Read the sentence and decide whether it is written in the first, second or third person.

 

Katie and Tim are moving to Liverpool in the summer.

first person

second person

third person

  • Question 1

Read the sentence and decide whether it is written in the first, second or third person.

 

I love chocolate!

CORRECT ANSWER
first person
EDDIE SAYS
Well done for having a try! This sentence is written in the first person. We know this because the pronoun 'I' tells us the person is talking about themselves.
  • Question 2

Read the sentence and decide whether it is written in the first, second or third person.

 

Jamila is very good at tennis.

CORRECT ANSWER
third person
EDDIE SAYS
Good effort! A persons name has been used in this example, which means this sentence is written in the third person. We use the third person when we are talking about someone else.
  • Question 3

Read the sentence and decide whether it is written in the first, second or third person.

 

If you want to get to the library you need to turn left at the next junction.

CORRECT ANSWER
second person
EDDIE SAYS
Super! Did you get it right? This sentence is written in the second person. We can see it's the second person as the pronoun 'you' shows us that someone is telling someone else to do something. When we give instructions or explain we use the second person.
  • Question 4

Read the sentence and decide whether it is written in the first, second or third person.

 

Jake and Paul are twins.

CORRECT ANSWER
third person
EDDIE SAYS
Keep it up! This sentence is written in the third person. The sentence is talking about other people, Jake and Paul. When we talk about other people we use the third person.
  • Question 5

Read the sentence and decide whether it is written in the first, second or third person.

 

Would you like a drink?

CORRECT ANSWER
second person
EDDIE SAYS
Super effort! The pronoun 'you' tells us that this sentence is written in the second person. Remember if we are talking to someone, asking them a question or telling someone what to do, we use the second person.
  • Question 6

Read the sentence and decide whether it is written in the first, second or third person.

 

I love playing cricket.

CORRECT ANSWER
first person
EDDIE SAYS
You getting the hang of this now? Keep looking for the pronoun's to help you identify which point of view the sentence is written in. This sentence uses the pronoun 'I', which means they are talking about themselves. When someone is talking about themselves they are using the first person.
  • Question 7

Read the sentence and decide whether it is written in the first, second or third person.

 

Where have you put your coat?

CORRECT ANSWER
second person
EDDIE SAYS
You've got this! Did you spot the pronoun 'you'? When we see the pronoun 'you', we can see someone is talking to someone else. they are not talking to themselves or about someone else. They are talking directly to another person, when this happens this is second person.
  • Question 8

Read the sentence and decide whether it is written in the first, second or third person.

 

My brother is starting a new job next week.

CORRECT ANSWER
third person
EDDIE SAYS
Nearly there! Good effort! This one was tricky as even though this sentence starts with the word 'my', it is still talking about someone else, so it is in the third person.
  • Question 9

Read the sentence and decide whether it is written in the first, second or third person.

 

We are going to the Lake District on holiday this year.

CORRECT ANSWER
first person
EDDIE SAYS
The sentence starts with the pronoun 'we'. In this sentence the person is talking about themselves so it is written in first person.
  • Question 10

Read the sentence and decide whether it is written in the first, second or third person.

 

Katie and Tim are moving to Liverpool in the summer.

CORRECT ANSWER
third person
EDDIE SAYS
Fantastic effort! This sentence is talking about other people, we can see this as peoples names are used. This means the sentence is written in the third person.
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