Unit 27 reflexive and reciprocal pronouns


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Unit 27 reflexive and reciprocal pronouns

  1. 1. Reflexive and Reciprocal Pronouns Unit 27, p. 378
  2. 2. Reciprocal Pronouns myself yourself himself / herself itself ourselves yourselves themselves Reflexive Pronouns each other (2 people) one another (3 or more people)
  3. 3. Underline the reciprocal or reflexive pronouns. Then draw an arrow to the subject the pronouns refers to. p. 380, Ex. 1
  4. 4. Reflexive Pronouns 1 • Use when the subject and object are the same person. – Hepa looked at herself in the mirror. – I can’t help myself! I love chocolate! • If you give orders, use yourself or yourselves – Be careful. Don’t hurt yourself, Timmy. – Push yourselves, guys! Play hard! – Help yourself to some food.
  5. 5. Reflexive Pronouns 2 • You can use reflexive pronouns to emphasize the noun. – I myself love chocolate. – English itself is very difficult. There are so many rules! • Be + (-self) = act in the normal way. – She shouldn’t be nervous! She should be herself. • By + (-self) = alone – That’s sad! Jima always eats by himself.
  6. 6. Practice Examples 1. Complete the sentences with the When we do “self-talk,” we talk to _________. Sara and Tom talk to themselves correct reflexive __________ ourselves pronouns: in different ways. myself herself 2. Sara works out and keeps ________ fit. She yourself herself tells _______ that her problems will get yourselves better. 3. Tom spends all his time at home by _______. ourselves himself themselves himself He doesn’t allow ____________ to have a itself good time. He doesn’t blame the problem itself __________. Tom’s doctor said, “Treat herself __________ better, Tom!” yourself himself
  7. 7. Reciprocal Pronouns • Use reciprocal pronouns when the subject and object are the same people, but you’re referring to the two-way relationship. – 2 people: • Tom and Sara work with each other. – 3 or more people: • Work in a group. Help one another. • When my family had dinner, we told one another about our jobs.
  8. 8. Practice Examples Complete the sentences with the correct reciprocal pronouns: • Sara is calm, but Tom is stressed out. Tom and Sara have very different each other reactions from _________. When each other each other they talk to _________, they are very one another different. • At work, Sara is comfortable with her co-workers. They help one another ___________. Tom is very stressed at work. He and his co-workers do not work well with one another _____________.
  9. 9. NOTICE! • Reflexive and reciprocal pronouns have opposite meanings. – Tom and Sara helped themselves. – Tom and Sara helped each other.
  10. 10. Ex. 2, p. 380 ourselves myself yourself be + - self = be normal
  11. 11. each other myself repeats to emphasize the subject ourselves herself themselves by + - self = alone ourselves
  12. 12. Grammar Homework: • P. 381-383, Ex. 3, 4 – We’ll get to this on Thursday. • Review Units 3-4 for the test tomorrow.