Reflexive or emphatic
We enjoyed ourselves.
Is ourselves used as a reflexive pronoun or as an emphatic pronoun in this sentence?
When the reflexive is used as in your example, I think it is better think of it as a subject complement than as an object. In other words, it elaborates on the subject 'we' instead of introducing a direct object. The reflexive allows the action of the main verb to return to the subject - it reflects it.
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