Reflexive pronouns - Free english lesson
Chapter Reflexive and reciprocal pronouns


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Reflexive pronouns
Singularmyself
yourself
himself / herself / itself
Pluralourselves
yourselves
themselves

The reflexive pronouns derive from possessive adjectives. They refer to the same person as the subject of the verb.
A reflexive pronoun is always placed after the verb.
I hurt myself.
He betrayed himself by letting his fingerprints.
You only can blame yourself.
In the second example, we can see that « you » is the subject of the verb, thus we use the reflexive pronoun « yourself » in order to refer to the same person as the subject.

The use of the reflexive pronouns allows insistence on the subject.
I do the pasta myself.

The expression « on my/your/his/their own » can be translated by the turning by + reflexive pronoun.
He went to the doctor by himself.


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