Reflexive and Intensive Pronouns

Reflexive pronouns refer back to the subject of the sentence. Reflexive pronouns are objective pronouns and receive the action performed by the subject or follow a preposition. They always end in –self or –selves.
Example: Robert tangled himself in the fishing line and couldn’t reel in the catch.
I calmed myself down before asking the coach for another chance.
Intensive pronouns are reflexive pronouns that are used to emphasize the subject of the sentence. They are not use as the object of a verb or preposition. An intensive pronoun can be removed from a sentence with no change in meaning.
Example: The president himself will be attending our academic awards ceremony.
Because I was tired of asking my brother to do it, I took the garbage out myself.
Reflexive and Intensive Pronouns





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