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    Exclamation pronoun

    Could anyone please differentiate between reflexive pronoun and emphatic pronoun..Iam a little confused..
    And Iam also confused with distributive and indefinite pronouns..I have to teach this in class and Iam sooo confused..

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    Re: pronoun

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    You've asked a very broad question. Have you tried browsing some sites and books first? One of the first links I bumped into is this - englishpractice:

    When the subject and the object refer to the same person, a reflexive pronoun is used for the object.
    I cut myself.

    When reflexive pronouns are used to put emphasis on a particular noun they are called emphatic pronouns.
    He himself told me this.
    I finished the job myself.
    Mańczak-Wohlfeld, E., Niżegorodcew, A., & Willim, E. 2007. A practical Grammar of English on where you could place emphatic pronouns:
    I myself wrote this book.
    I wrote this book myself.



    Indefinite pronouns (Mańczak-Wohlfeld, E., Niżegorodcew, A., & Willim, E. 2007. A practical Grammar of English):

    - If you want to see the Tower of London, you must buy an entrance ticket.
    You is used either in reference to the person or persons addressed or to anyone including you and me.

    Similarly - they; one (in more formal language):
    - If you want to see the Turkish tents in the museum, they (people, the authorities responsible) will tell you that you must have special permissions.
    -One must buy an entrance ticket to see the Tower of London.

    Distributive pronouns: all, both, each, every, everybody, everything, either, neither.

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    Re: pronoun

    Hi, I'm not a teacher, but I like grammar.

    I think:
    a) reflexive pronouns are: myself, yourself etc.
    b) emphatic pronouns: that's him/her/us!
    c) distributive pronouns: each, both...
    d) indefinite pronouns: some, any, a(n)

    I hope that helps!

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    Re: pronoun

    Thank you nyota and ophiuchus :)
    That was very helpful :)

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