1. What are the reflexive pronouns?
|Personal pronouns||self/selves pronouns|
2. What are reflexive pronouns used for?
The normal use of reflexive pronouns are to talk about actions where the subject and the object of the verb are the same person.
- I cut myself shaving.
- We dried ourselves after swimming.
- You will have to drive yourself to work today
3. What verbs do we use reflexive pronouns with?
We can use a reflexive pronoun as direct object with most transitive verbs, but these are the most common:
We do not use a reflexive pronoun after verbs which describe things people usually do for themselves, such as wash, shave, dress:
She washed [
herself] in cold water.
He always shaves [
himself] before going to work.
Susan dressed [
herself] and got ready to go out.
We only use reflexives with these verbs for emphasis:
He’s old enough to wash himself.
Susan dressed herself despite feeling ill