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Pronouns reflexive and reciprocal

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  • 1.We use reflexive pronouns whenthe subject andobject in a sentence are the same, as in the following examples.
  • The baby sawhimself/herself in the
  • mirror and laughed.
  • If you don't know him, you should introduceyourself.


  • 2.In imperative sentences with reflexive pronouns, use:
  • Yourself when the subject issingular .
  • Don`t pushyourselfso hard,Tom .
  • Yourselves when the subject isplural .
  • Don`t pushyourselvesso hard,guys .


  • 3.Reflexive pronouns are also used to stress or emphasize anoun , in which case they are most often placed immediately after the noun, as in the following example sentences.
  • Money itselfcan't buy happiness.
  • Thecompany president himself made the announcement.


  • 4.The use of " by+ reflexive pronoun " signifies that the performer of the action had no help, as in this example sentence.
  • She made the dressby herself.
  • However, " be+reflexive pronoun " means to act or behave in an unusual manner.
  • Justbeyourselfat your interview.

8. Allowyourself Amuse yourself Ask yourself Availyourself of Be hard on yourself Be Yourself Blameyourself Be pleased withyourself Be proud of yourself Behave yourself Cut yourself DepriveYourself of Dryyourself Imagineyourself Enjoyyourself Introduceyourself Felt sorry for yourself Killyourself Forgiveyourself Look atyourself Prepareyourself Helpyourself PrideYourself on Hurt Yourself TeachYourself Talk toyourself Take care ofyourself Seeyourself Remindyourself Pushyourself 9.

  • Examples of usage:
  • Tom and Sarameteach otherat work.
  • We alltoldone anotherabout our jobs.
  • Fred and Jane blamed each otherFred and Jane blamed themselves.

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