Reflexive pronouns

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Read the following sentences.

When -self is added to my, your, him, her and it and -selves to our, your and them, we get compound personal pronouns. When these pronouns are used as the object of a verb, they are called reflexive pronouns.

Other examples are given below.

Sometimes the reflexive pronoun is used after a preposition.

Note that reflexive pronouns are used only when the subject and object refer to the same person or thing. They are not used in other situations.

Emphatic pronouns

Read the following sentences.

In the sentences given above, the compound personal pronouns are used for the sake of emphasis and hence they are called emphatic pronouns. Emphatic pronouns are usually placed immediately after the noun or pronoun which they emphasize. Sometimes, they follow at a distance.

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