Reflexive Pronouns


Reflexive pronouns also known as mirror pronouns reflect the action of the verb back at the subject.

Myself, yourself, himself, herself, itself, ourselves, yourselves, themselves.

Also See:

Reciprocal Pronouns
Impersonal Pronouns
All Pronouns

Subject Exercises:

Reflexive pronouns exercise 1
Reflexive Pronouns Exercise 2
Use the right mirror pronoun to match the subject:

He hit himself with the slingshot.
They rescued themselves by selling their house.


Reflexive pronouns may be used to emphasis.

He himself finished all that work. (it's significant)
I myself couldn't believe what you said. (Again there is emphasis)


"By" + reflexive pronoun = alone, without help

My sister lives by herself. (on her own / alone).
I prepared the dinner by myself (alone).
I solved the puzzle all by myself. (emphasized)


Some other uses

Did you enjoy yourself at the party? (Did you have fun?)
Please help yourself to some food. ( Go and get whatever you want)

How do you feel yourself?

See Other Pronouns


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