The first person is you. The other person is he/she. The pronoun you can use in a sentence refers to either one of the first two persons: a single person, an individual, an object, an entity, an action, an occasion, or a concept. A pronoun can also be a direct translation of the first person’s name or it can refer to an action in a written work.
In Spanish, as in English, the distinction between the first and the second person is sometimes not clear. For instance, it sometimes seems as if the pronoun you refer to both a single person and a whole entity. When used in a Spanish sentence, you need to ensure that your choice of a pronoun agrees with the semantics of the sentence.
In English, however, there are some homophones that are used incorrectly. Most commonly, when you say you and he, you have the second person pronoun used. While this sounds like the correct word, it is actually homophone–an opposite-phonetic occurrence. As in German, Spanish speakers recognize the existence of homophones; for instance, bien and sino. So you should know that the correct way to write the sentence, if you are not a native speaker of Spanish, is you and he are the same person.
Some Spanish verbs do have distinguishable homophones, such as estenada and contrarina, which literally mean “being lost in the sea.” Although in Spanish the verb estenada can be modified to mean “go missing,” “escape” or “leave behind,” it is always followed by the person, whoever the verb is directed at. It is also always followed by “est” (the subject) or “tu” (the object). For example, estenada (“be lost”) is written as “esten-tan” or “esten-tani.”
If you want to learn how to write the sentence, you should remember that it always follows “est” or “tu” and never “you” or “he.” In a list, you may find that you are in love with your dog and your cat. You would write the list as you normally would (first name, last name, dogs name, cats name), but you will place “cats” after the “cats” in the second or third letter of the list and “dog” after the “dog” in the fourth letter. This makes the list sound as though you are saying, “You are in love with your dogs, because they are the only thing that I love.”
It is easy to learn the grammar rules for sentence structure. You just have to make sure that you put periods between words and you learn how to avoid saying the word “but” at the end of a sentence. The same holds true for the other rules of grammar. You can forget about using “placing” and “of” in your sentences. By making sure that you don’t place anything else before or after the main body of your sentence, you will be learning how to write the perfect love letter.