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Look at the following sentence:

The doctor told me you were sick.

This sentence contains a reference to the first, second, and third persons: "me" is the first person, "you" is the second person, and "the doctor" is the third person.

The "first person" is the person speaking or writing (I, me, we, us).
The "second person" is the person being spoken or written to (you).
The "third person" is the person, people, thing or things being spoken or written about (any he, she, it or they).
The idea of person is important for understanding agreement.

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