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Language Tip: Reflexive Pronouns


We use reflexive pronouns as emphasis: that person, that thing, or after some English verbs image grammarwhere they are necessary.

I – myself

you – yourself

he – himself

she – herself

it – itself

we – ourselves

you – yourselves

they – themselves

I drew it myself (I did it alone).
We bought it ourselves.
I said to myself.
May I introduce myself?


He looked at himself. (The person who looked did so at himself – the same person.)
He looked at him. (He looked at somebody else.)

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