Reflexive pronouns are those pronouns formed by adding ‘ –self’ to singular and ‘–selves’ to plural possessives to produce the following: myself, yourself, herself, himself, itself, oneself; and ourselves, yourselves, themselves.
|First person||I : myself||We : ourselves|
|Second person||You : yourself||You : yourselves|
|Third person||He : himself||They : themselves|
|She : herself||They : themselves|
|It : itself||They : themselves|
A reflexive pronoun refers back to the subject when used in a sentence.
- Sometimes I think to myself that it is time to lose some weight.
- She likes to look at the mirror and smile to herself.
- He tried to be himself and not be like Michael Jackson all the time
- One of their dogs spent hours licking itself.
- We do not always make ourselves practise what we preach.
- You often talk to yourself and nobody knows what you talk about.