You can paint a bigger picture if you are writing in the third person.
In first person, everything is limited to what the main character—one person—sees and feels.
Dawne received a Double Bachelor of Arts Degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo.
After having three children and raising them at home for a decade, she went to law school and graduated Cum Laude in 2007.
Of course, much like Daryl, we need to take a look at the possessive case for these third person pronouns as well.
Your contestants in the possessive case pageant are: Scary story, but we were able to wedge all of the examples of the third person possessive pronoun into it. The good, the bad, the ugly, and yes, the grammar of writing in third person.
It’s almost like they are the proverbial “fly on the wall” and able to listen in on everything that happens—at least as much as the narrator lets them! As the reader, you get an intimate and usually very detailed look into the mind of another human being.
Contrast this to first person writing, where the reader can see into the mind of the main character. We get to see them process everything that comes their way as the story unfolds.
So let’s get started with the pronouns you will be using, and how you will be using them when writing in third person.
First, we’re going to check out the singular third person pronouns that are used in the subjective case.