reflexive pronoun


difference between reflexive pronoun and emphasis pronoun

asked Jan 02 '13 at 09:45 abdullah New member

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A small 'cheat' to diffrentiate between Reflexive and Emphatic Pronouns:

Read the sentence without the pronoun. If it makes sense, it is an Emphatic Pronoun.


I cut the bread (myself).

He (himself) a difficult paper.


If the sentence seems incomplete on ommiting the pronoun, it is a Reflexive Pronoun.


He knocked himself out.

I taught myself how to play guitar.

link comment answered Jun 09 '16 at 07:27 Mrinalini Mishra New member

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