Term: Reflexive Pronouns

Definition:


Myself; yourself; himself; herself; itself; ourselves; yourselves; themselves are the reflexive pronouns. Reflexive pronouns are used when the complement of the verb is the same as the subject.

EG. He shot himself.

The reflexive pronoun can also be used to give more emphasis to the subject or object.

EG. I did it myself. (I want to emphasise the fact that I did it.)

EG. They spoke to the Director herself. (Emphasising the importance of the Director)