Emphatic and Reciprocal Pronoun

In this article, we shall learn, how do the Emphatic and Reciprocal Pronoun function. We shall also see some examples to bring more clarity.

Emphatic Pronoun

We use Emphatic pronouns to emphasize a noun. The most noticeable characteristic of this pronoun is. If it is eliminated from a sentence, there is no impact on the grammar.

With emphaticWithout emphatic
I myself saw himI saw him
She herself cookedShe cooked
John himself came hereJohn came here
She herself is guiltyShe is guilty
They themselves are lateThey are late

Some advanced structures

  • I was watching TV myself / alone.
  • She passed through the forest by herself/alone.

Remark:- By oneself = alone.

Reciprocal pronoun

Reciprocal pronouns refer to persons or things that are acting on each other.

There are only two reciprocal pronouns.

  • Each other :- we use it for two.
  • One another :- we use for more than two.


  • The two brothers loved each other.
  • We should all love one another.
  • He and I looked at each other.
  • The five men shouted at one another.
  • The couple spoke to each other.
  • All of them hate one another.

Exclamatory Pronoun.

We use it to express strong emotion.

  • What! You do not know her?
  • What! She has got a new car?
  • And, What! John has got mad?

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