What are Reflexive Pronouns? Grammar Review
Pronouns are words that replace nouns and noun phrases. “Reflexive pronouns” are words that refer back to the subject of a sentence or clause! These words end in either “-self” as in the singular form or “-selves” as in the plural form. There are eight reflexive pronouns! They are “Myself, yourself, himself, herself, itself, ourselves, yourselves, themselves.” I did not include “Oneself.” It is considered old English and is rarely used in spoken English. These same pronouns are also used as “Intensifying pronouns.” Ask your teacher for a further explanation of reflexive pronouns!
Reflexive Pronoun Examples
I can see myself in the mirror!
Can you see yourself in that new job?
He was looking at himself in the window reflection!
She sent herself a copy of the letter today!
My dog hurt itself while climbing over the fence!
We blame ourselves for the poor company profits!
Would you help yourselves to the food and enjoy the party!
They always take care of themselves!
I would like to see myself in that new car!
Can you see yourself living in that country?
He always compliments himself after cooking a meal!
My cat fed itself last night!
We will just have to do it ourselves!
Start dinner without me, just help yourselves!
Some people have to learn how to help themselves!
Study your English everyday for the best results. Remember that nobody knows the entire English language. The main idea with all languages is to effectively communicate with others. Ask your teacher to further explain this subject!