1 Reflexive Pronouns
We use reflexive pronouns in English when we want to emphasize that someone has done something on their own or that it is only about them:
- I did it myself!
- He did it himself!
- We did it ourselves!
How do we use reflexive pronouns in a sentence?
|myself||I wrote it myself.|
|yourself||Did you build this house yourself?|
|himself||He excused himself.|
|herself||She talks about herself all the time.|
|itself||Thise mess is not going to clean itself!|
|ourselves||Don’t worry! We can do it ourselves.|
|yourselves||Did you bake all of these cakes yourselves?|
|themselves||I feel like they are not being themselves lately.|
If we add the preposition BY to the reflexive pronouns, we are telling the same as the phrase ALONE (without the presence of other people):
- I live by myself.
- My parents like traveling by themselves.
We may often see the following terms:
- Help yourselves!
- She is not herself.
- Can you introduce yourself?
- Enjoy yourself!