Intensive pronouns use the same pronouns as the reflexive pronouns, that is personal pronouns with singular -self or plural –selves added at the end (myself, yourself, himself, herself, itself, ourselves, yourselves, themselves). An intensive pronoun differs from a reflexive pronoun in its functiion which is to add emphasis to the subject, whereas the reflexive pronoun is used to show that the object of an action is the same as the subject that performs the action. The intensive pronoun is not a required part to complete a sentence. Its removal will not affect the meaning of the sentence.
We use the intensive pronoun in a sentence to refer back to the noun which is the subject of the sentence in order to emphasize it. For this reason, the intensive pronoun is also called emphatic pronoun.
The intensive pronoun comes immediately after the noun or antecedent as it is known.The pronoun refers back to the antecedent. Occasionally, the intensive pronoun may appear farther away, especially at the end of the sentence.
Removal of an intensive pronoun does not affect the meaning of a sentence.
Very rarely does an intensive pronoun appear before its antecedent.
Intensive pronoun commonly comes immediately after the pronoun it refers to.
Intensive pronoun is not always used to emphasize a noun.
Intensive pronoun appears further away or at the end of a sentence.