When action done by the subject turns back (Reflects) upon the subject , the compound personal pronoun is called “Reflexive Pronoun”.
I slapped myself for spoiling my work.
We often deceive ourselves.
The horse hurted itself because it’s owner didn’t feed it.
Some people are always talking about themselves.
He hurt himself due to his carelessness.
You are looking at yourself in the mirror.
They set themselves down to play cards because they bored.
“Self” is also used as noun sometimes, as
Therefore she cares for none but self.
He is true not even to his own self.
-The reflexive pronoun tells us that the doer does something to himself.
-In a sentence reflexive pronoun should not be used as subject.
-My father and myself went to see the minister because we have some problem. (Incorrect)
my father and I went to see the minister because we have some problem. (Correct)
-We went there and enjoyed. (Incorrect)
We went there and enjoyed ourselves.
-You should avail the opportunity. (Incorrect)
You should avail yourself of the opportunity. (Correct)
– Therefore he has raised in the eyes of his teachers. (Incorrect)
Therefore he has raised himself in the eyes of his teachers. (Correct)
When the same compound personal pronoun is used for laying emphasis on pronoun (or noun), it is called Emphatic Pronoun.
I myself cleaned the big house.
I myself heard the bad remarks.
Therefore he himself said so.
She herself spoke to me about most importantly.
The holiday was declared by the principal himself.
You (Singular) yourself must do it without any help.
You (Plural) Yourselves must realize your mistake.
Note: The emphatic pronoun is placed just after the personal pronoun , it emphasizes.
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