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Second person can refer to the following:



Up to date as of February 01, 2010

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The 2nd person perspective is very complicated to explain. Its actually an enemy-like perspective. So it looks like you are your own enemy. Its quite a very deep videogame subject. A very rare event indeed.

One game that makes use of this perspective is Psychonauts, in which the main character has a power that allows him to see through the eyes of NPCs (including enemies) in the area.

A basic look at 2nd person view.
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Simple English

In grammar, the second person is the person whom someone is speaking to or writing to. It is the person talked to. Generally, this is called grammatical person.

Effect on nouns

Very few nouns are second-person nouns because people do not usually talk directly to things like tables. In fact, in English, just about the only kind of nouns that are second-person is a small group of pronouns that can be seen in the table below.

English Personal pronouns
Person Singular Plural
Subject Object Possessive Subject Object Possessive
First I me mine we us ours
Second you you yours you you yours
Third Female she her hers they them theirs
Male he him his
No gender it it its

Sometimes, a person's name is used in the second person, but that's usually just with a baby. For example, instead of saying "you sit here", one could say "Charlie sits here".

Effect on verbs

In English grammar, people do not usually have to do anything special to the verb if they use a second-person noun as a subject. In fact, the verb be is the only verb that has a special form for the second person: are. In other languages such as French though, verbs change in different ways to match the subject. In this table, tu and vous are the second-person pronouns. We can see how the verb parler (talk) changes when people use them.

Indicative Subjunctive Conditional Imperative
Present Simple Past Imperfect Simple Future Present Imperfect Present Present
je parle parlai parlais parlerai parle parlasse parlerais
tu parles parlas parlais parleras parles parlasses parlerais parle
il parle parla parlait parlera parle parlât parlerait
nous parlons parlâmes parlions parlerons parlions parlassions parlerions parlons
vous parlez parlâtes parliez parlerez parliez parlassiez parleriez parlez
ils parlent parlèrent parlaient parleront parlent parlassent parleraient

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