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Reflexive Pronouns

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Dillon Hammond

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Transcript of Reflexive Pronouns

Reflexive Pronouns
When the verb's action is reflected back on the subject. When they're used, the subject and direct object of the sentence are the same.
Standard Form
Subject - verb - direct object.
Examples:
1: She taught
herself
how to play guitar.
2: We lost
ourselves
in the rhythm.
What are they?
Game!
A quick review...
http:/grammar.yourdictionary.com/parts-of-speech/pronouns/reflexive-pronoun.html
https://www.englishclub.com/grammar/pronouns-reflexive.htm
http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/grammar/how-to-use-myself-and-other-reflexive-pronouns
Always end in -self or -selves!
Intensive Pronouns
~ Same as reflexive pronouns, but with different
function and usage
~ Emphasizes the antecedent
~ Examples
She
looked at it
herself
COMPARED TO
She

herself
looked at it
~
The teacher

herself
showed me the answer
Fill in the reflexive pronoun
He gave the gift to me ________.
The instructor ________ greeted me.
I returned the book to the library ________.
She accidentally cut ______ on a piece of glass.
I shook hands with the President ________.
Reflexive Pronouns
Works Cited
Mnemonic Device
The truth about pronouns:
I, you, he, she, it
myself, yourself, himself, herself, itself, are reflexive singular
we, you all, and they
ourselves, yourselves, themselves
are reflexive plural
Remember:
A reflexive noun used normally is a direct object, while an intensive noun can be pulled from the sentence without changing the meaning.
More Examples:
Reflexive Pronoun


More Examples:

Intensive Pronouns:

Reflexive Pronouns:
I sold it myself. I sold myself.
I punched him myself. I punched myself
He himself checked. He checked himself.
They ate it themselves. They ate themselves.
Dillon himself tripped. Dillon tripped himself.
She herself choked. She choked herself.
Wesley made it himself. Wesley made himself.
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