Reflexive Pronoun

We use a reflexive pronoun when the subject and the object of a sentence are the same.

First-personI—myselfWe— ourselves
Second personYou—-yourselfYou— yourselves
Third-personHe— himselfThey— themselves
She— herself
It— itself
One— oneself

Examples Reflexive Pronoun

  • I saw him.
  • He saw me.
  • I saw me/myself.
  • She killed him.
  • She killed her/herself.
  • I am talking to you.
  • He is talking to me.
  • I am talking to me/myself.
  • She loves me.
  • I love her.
  • I love me/myself
  • They hut them/themselves.
  • She ruined her/herself.
  • I introduced me/myself to the manager.
  • She is old enough to dress her/herself now.
  • You must take care of yourself.
  • Tell me something about you/yourself.

If there is no object in a sentence, we use the reflexive pronoun.

  • I enjoyed in the party.
  • I enjoyed food in the party.
  • Yes, I enjoyed food in the party.
  • I enjoyed myself in the party.

Reflexive pronouns are used with these words.

Absent, present, acquit, avail, reconcile, amuse, resign, avenge, revenge, enjoy, exert, pride, apply, adapt, adjust, overreach, and so on.

  • He enjoyed himself in the party.
  • She absented herself from the function.
  • My friend introduced himself before my parents.
  • We must avail ourselves of the opportunity.
  • He must have applied himself while he was in school.
  • The students exert themselves.