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 pronouns||Reflexive Pronouns|
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
I need to concentrate (not
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.