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R20 Reflexive Pronouns

Lesson Twenty

Reflexive Pronouns

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Subject
Reflexive Pronoun
I
myself
you
yourself
he
himself
she
herself
it
itself
we
ourselves
you
yourselves
they
themselves

Reflexive pronouns refer back to the subject:
I taught myself how to build this website.
Do you listen to yourself when you speak English?

The boy hurt himself while playing hockey.

He hurt himself.

She made herself dizzy by spinning around.

A computer can turn itself off to save on energy.

It turns itself off.

We can learn for ourselves how to do many things.

You decide for yourselves to study English. No one tells you what to do.
They decide for themselves where to sit in class. The teacher doesn’t tell them where to sit.

Match each question to a correct answer:

1. Did you come to school by yourself today?

Answer: _______

2. Does she know how to get dressed by herself?

Answer: _______

3. How did you hurt yourself?

Answer: _______

4. Is he able to help himself?

Answer: _______

5. Why are you crying?

Answer: _______

a. No, he’ll need some help.

b. No, I walked with two of my friends.

c. I did it while I was working on my car.

d. I can’t help myself. These onions are really strong.

e. No, she’s only two years old.

Answers:

1. b; 2. e; 3. c; 4. a; 5. d

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