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Reflexive & Intensive Pronouns. Lesson 3.5. Here’s the Idea. Pronouns that end in –self or –selves are either reflective or intensive pronouns. A reflexive pronoun refers to the subject and directs the action of the verb back to the subject. The winners considered themselves lucky.

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Reflexive & Intensive Pronouns

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Reflexive intensive pronouns

Reflexive & Intensive Pronouns

Lesson 3.5


Here s the idea

Here’s the Idea

Pronouns that end in –self or –selves are either reflective or intensive pronouns.


A reflexive pronoun refers to the subject and directs the action of the verb back to the subject

A reflexive pronoun refers to the subject and directs the action of the verb back to the subject.

  • The winners considered themselves lucky.

  • How do you prepare yourself for a game?

What is the pronoun?

themselves

“Themselves” reflects back to what word?

winners

What is the pronoun?

yourself

“Yourself” reflects back to what word?

you


An intensive pronoun emphasizes the noun or pronoun in the same sentence

An intensive pronoun emphasizes the noun or pronoun in the same sentence.

  • I myself just keep saying, “We’ll win!”

  • The players themselves designed their uniforms.

What pronoun can we take out and the sentence still make sense?

myself

What pronoun can we take out and the sentence still make sense?

themselves


Some very important information all writers need to remember

Some very important information all writers need to remember!

  • Hisself and theirselves may look like real words, but they cannot be found in any dictionary.

  • Look for them yourself and see if you can find them.

  • You should use himself and themselves instead.

Yata….Yata….Yata


Reflexive intensive pronouns

Directions: Identify the reflexive or intensive pronoun in each sentence. Then tell if it is reflexive or intensive.

  • My sister Emmy never pictured herself playing team sports.

  • Now Emmy herself admits that her best friends are her soccer teammates.

  • The players have to get themselves in step with the team.

herself

Reflexive Pronoun

herself

Intensive Pronoun

themselves

Reflexive Pronoun


Let s try a couple more

Let’s try a couple more!

  • One player can’t win a match all by himself or herself!

  • Pro athletes themselves encourage young people to join teams.

  • Olympic soccer player Mia Hamm said, “Don’t worry about how well you play; just enjoy yourself.”

Reflexive Pronoun

himself & herself

themselves

Intensive Pronoun

Reflexive Pronoun

yourself


Online quiz

Online Quiz?

Hey….you can’t

do that to us

because we aren’t

ready!!!!

  • Sorry, it’s time for you to prove you were paying attention to the lesson!

    http://grammar.uoregon.edu/pronouns/pronounquiz1/Iquizprn.html


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