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    Reflexive pronoun.

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    Could someone please give an example of a reflexive pronoun. TIA.

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    Re: Reflexive pronoun.

    himself/ themselves etc

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    Re: Reflexive pronoun.

    Here are all five:

    myself
    himself
    herself
    itself
    themselves

    They come in sentences after the noun they refer to:

    I'd rather do it myself.
    He did it himself.
    Wanda hurt herself.
    The world can't fix itself.
    The musicians composed it themselves.

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    Re: Reflexive pronoun.

    or straight after the verb.

    I love myself.

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    Re: Reflexive pronoun.

    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Bernstein View Post
    Here are all five:

    myself
    himself
    herself
    itself
    themselves

    They come in sentences after the noun they refer to:

    I'd rather do it myself.
    He did it himself.
    Wanda hurt herself.
    The world can't fix itself.
    The musicians composed it themselves.
    Dear Charlie
    I reckon you have missed the other three: ourselves, yourself, yourselves

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    Re: Reflexive pronoun.

    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Bernstein View Post
    Here are all five:

    myself
    himself
    herself
    itself
    themselves

    They come in sentences after the noun they refer to:

    I'd rather do it myself.
    He did it himself.
    Wanda hurt herself.
    The world can't fix itself.
    The musicians composed it themselves.
    You mean all eight including
    yourself
    ourselves
    yourselves



    David

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    Re: Reflexive pronoun.

    PS -

    In the U.S., people constantly use the word myself incorrectly. When they don't know whether to say me or I, they say myself, instead. If effect, they've decided it's better to be wrong on purpose all the time than to be right by accident half the time.

    -My friend and myself took the day off.

    -The committee selected fifteen tuba players, three acrobats, a tree surgeon, and myself.

    =O.

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    Re: Reflexive pronoun.

    Quote Originally Posted by dab14763 View Post
    You mean all eight including
    yourself
    ourselves
    yourselves



    David
    Ouch! Thank you, David!

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    Re: Reflexive pronoun.

    Quote Originally Posted by paulmoss View Post
    Dear Charlie
    I reckon you have missed the other three: ourselves, yourself, yourselves
    Sure, but who's counting? Not myself!

    =O]

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    Re: Reflexive pronoun.

    Many thanks folks. Far more replies than I expected, and upon reflection, the term is self-explanatory. Thanks again.

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