Reflexive Pronouns

Reflexive Pronouns :

Reflexive Pronouns are used when the object of a sentence is the same as the subject.

Each personal pronoun (such as I, you, and she) has its own reflexive form.

Personal Pronoun : I, you (singular), you (plural), he, she, it, we, they

Reflexive Pronoun : myself, yourself, yourselves, himself, herself , itself, ourselves, themselves

Reflexive pronouns are used mainly in three situations.

They are used when the subject and object are the same.

For example:

The band calls themselves Parikrama.
She has hurt herself.

They are used as the object of a preposition, when the subject and the object are the same.

For example :

I bought a gift for myself.
He did it by himself. (He did it alone.)

They are used when you want to emphasise the subject.

For example :

I’ll do it myself. (No one else will help me.)
They ate all the chocolates themselves. (No one else had any).

Note :

When pronouns are used for the sake of emphasis, they are called emphatic pronouns.

a. He rewarded himself with candies.
b. The girls agreed amongst themselves that they would not tell anyone.
c. I taught myself to draw.
d. You must explain yourself more clearly.
e. He has a bad temper, so he must learn to control himself.
f. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves at the party on Sunday.
g. That dog is scratching itself.
h. One must defend oneself against bullies.
i. My sister and I bought ourselves some apples.
j. She cooks for herself every day.

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