Reflexive Pronouns

Reflexive Pronouns

What are reflexive pronouns?

Reflexive pronouns are words that finish with either -self (singular) or -selves (plural). They are used when a sentence’s subject and object are the same.

Personal pronounsReflexive Pronouns
You (singular)Yourself
You (plural)Yourselves

Examples of reflexive pronouns

– Tom thinks of himself

– I did the exercise myself. No one helped me.

– Bob and Quinn blamed themselves for the accident.


Reflexive pronouns are not used after verbs like feel, relax, concentrate, or meet.

Tom is upset; he can’t relax (not relax himself)

I need to concentrate (not concentrate myself)

Ten examples of reflexive pronouns

Here are ten examples of reflexive pronouns in sentences:

  • I hurt myself when I fell off the bike.
  • You should be proud of yourself for finishing the project on time.
  • He talked to himself while he was walking down the street.
  • She gave herself a pat on the back for acing the exam.
  • The cat licked itself clean after eating its dinner.
  • We enjoyed ourselves at the concert last night.
  • You need to take care of yourselves by eating healthy and exercising regularly.
  • They congratulated themselves on a job well done.
  • She bought herself a new dress for the party.
  • He reminded himself to call his mother later.



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