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Use of Reflexive pronouns

Post by natttt
Posted on 2012-02-08 11:49:00
A reflexive pronoun is a pronoun ending in -self or -selves that is used as an object to refer to a previously named noun or pronoun in a sentence.

Subject pronouns -> Reflexive Pronouns
I -> Myself
You -> Yourself
He -> Himself
She -> Herself
It -> Itself
We -> Ourselves
You (pl) -> Yourselves
They -> Themselves

Reflexive pronouns usually follow verbs or prepositions.

Reflexive pronouns have the same forms as intensive pronouns. Unlike intensive pronouns, reflexive pronouns are essential to the meaning of a sentence.


Some examples of reflexive pronouns:

My daughter likes to dress herself without my help.
I taught myself to play the guitar.
My cat always licks itself.
The dog bit itself.
The students graded themselves.
We starved ourselves.
I myself do not care to do so.
You yourself ought to go.
John himself must appear in court.
I did it myself.
The author signed the book for me herself!


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