Reflexive Pronouns

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Reflexive Pronouns

  1. 1. REFLEXIVE PRONOUNS http://www.kau.edu.sa/SBANJER By: Dr. Shadia Y. Banjar http://wwwdrshadiabanjar.blogspot.com Dr. SHADIA Y. BANJAR 1 PDF created with pdfFactory Pro trial version www.pdffactory.com
  2. 2. REFLEXIVE PRONOUNS PERSON SINGULAR PLURAL 1st Myself Ourselves 2nd Yourself Yourselves Herself 3rd themselves Himself Itself oneself Dr. SHADIA Y. BANJAR 2 PDF created with pdfFactory Pro trial version www.pdffactory.com
  3. 3. EXAMPLES I saw myself in the mirror. I looked at myself for a long time. A reflexive pronoun is used as the object of a verb or preposition when the subject of the sentence and the object are the same person. = Dr. SHADIA Y. BANJAR 3 PDF created with pdfFactory Pro trial version www.pdffactory.com
  4. 4. I saw myself in the mirror. I looked at myself for a long time. myself and are the same person. Dr. SHADIA Y. BANJAR 4 PDF created with pdfFactory Pro trial version www.pdffactory.com
  5. 5. Reflexive pronouns are also used for emphasis. Examples: Did someone fax the report to Mr. Lee? - Yes. - Are you sure? - Yes. I myself faxed the report to him. - I faxed the report to him myself. Dr. SHADIA Y. BANJAR 5 PDF created with pdfFactory Pro trial version www.pdffactory.com
  6. 6. Reflexive / Intensive Pronouns : the quot;selfquot; pronouns These pronouns can be used only to reflect or intensify a word already there. Reflexive/intensive pronouns CANNOT REPLACE personal pronouns. Dr. SHADIA Y. BANJAR 6 PDF created with pdfFactory Pro trial version www.pdffactory.com
  7. 7. Examples: I saw myself in the mirror. (Myself is a reflexive pronoun, reflecting the pronoun I.) I’ll do it myself. (Myself is an intensive pronoun, intensifying the pronoun I.) Dr. SHADIA Y. BANJAR 7 PDF created with pdfFactory Pro trial version www.pdffactory.com
  8. 8. A reflexive = + pronoun ALONE Dr. SHADIA Y. BANJAR 8 PDF created with pdfFactory Pro trial version www.pdffactory.com
  9. 9. Anna lives by herself. EXAMPLE Means “alone” Dr. SHADIA Y. BANJAR 9 PDF created with pdfFactory Pro trial version www.pdffactory.com
  10. 10. Dr. SHADIA Y. BANJAR 10 PDF created with pdfFactory Pro trial version www.pdffactory.com

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