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Reflexive pronouns are pronouns that are a reflection of the pronoun (pronoun) itself. The words of this change include myself, yourself, herself, Himself, Itself, ourselves , yourselves, and themselves. These words are used when the subject and object in a sentence is the same person.
Reflexive pronouns can function as an object. Object / person in the object is a person / object with the same subject. example: I think I need to love myself. I do not want to love others more or less than myself.
Verbs (verb) and phrases (phrases) which are usually followed by reflexive pronoun (in this example we use a reflexive pronoun yourself which of course can be replaced with another): believe in yourself Blame yourself cut yourself enjoy yourself Feel sorry for yourself
Reflexive pronouns can also be used to give emphasis to the subject. In this sense the reflexive pronoun is placed just after the subject. example: I myself cooked it = I cooked it myself.
By + reflexive pronoun means alone.
John sat by himself on a bench of the park. = John sat alone on a bench of the park.
She lives by herself. = She lives alone
Summary Personal Pronoun as Subject Personal Pronoun as Object Possessive Adjective Possessive Pronoun Reflexive Pronoun Person I Singular I me my ... mine myself Person II Singular You you your ... yours yourself Person III Singular He him his ... his himself She her her ... hers herself It it its ... - itself Person I Plural We us our ... ours ourselves Person II Plural You you your ... yours yourselves Person III PLural They them their ... theirs themselves