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Can My Essay Be in First Person? 225 Views


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Well, if you’re crafting a formal exposé on the accomplishments of Abraham Lincoln, you probably shouldn’t use first-person pronouns. You don’t really belong there. However, writing about your latest hike up Mt. Everest might be difficult without a few I’s and me’s.

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