second personsecond person
- the form of a pronoun (as you) or verb (as do or archaic dost) that refers to the person(s) or thing(s) spoken to in a given utterance
- a category consisting of such forms
- narration characterized by the general use of such forms
- The grammatical category of forms that designate the person addressed. Examples of forms in the second person include English pronouns such as you and verb forms such as Spanish hablas “you speak.”
- A discourse or literary style in which the narrator recounts his or her own experiences or impressions using such forms: a story told in the second person.
- In grammar, the form of a verb used when the subject of a sentence is the audience. In English, the second person is used with the pronouns thou and you. In many languages the singular, applying to one person, and plural, applying to several people, are distinct.
- A form of narrative writing using verbs in the second person in order to give the impression that the action is happening to the reader.
- Of a verb, in the second person.
- Of a narrative, using verbs in the second person.