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    Question on reflexive pronouns

    hi!

    Good day!
    I'd like to ask a few questions.

    1. Is 'each other' a reflexive pronoun? HOw come it doesn't end in self/selves? Also, I undertstand that the subject must match the object. In such case, I'm afraid it's not.

    2. Gramatically speaking, we say 200 cattle. HOwever, I have read that it is also possible to say 200 head of cattle. Is it grammatically correct? HOw about 200 heads cattle?

    thank you so much!
    have a blissful monday!

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    Default Re: on reflexive pronouns

    1 Not really- it has a different meaning:
    They looked at each other.
    They looked at themselves in the mirror.

    It's reciprocal rather than reflexive.

    2 I'd say '200 heads of cattle'- I wouldn't omit 'of'.

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    Default Re: on reflexive pronouns

    Hello, tdol!

    May I ask you this?
    Is '200 head of cattle' or '200 herds of cattle' correct, not '200 heads of cattle'?

    Thank you very much.

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    Default Re: on reflexive pronouns

    You can use head/heads, but 'herd' is different- it's a collective noun. You'd have 1 herd of cattle, comprising 200 head(s).

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    Default Re: on reflexive pronouns

    Thank you very much, tdol!

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