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Reflexive pronouns

herself

pronoun

used for showing that the woman, girl, or female animal that does something is also affected by her action or is involved in it

herself

pronoun

used for referring to a woman, girl, or female animal already mentioned in the sentence

herself

pronoun

used for emphasizing that you are referring to a particular woman, girl, or female animal and not to anyone else

herself

pronoun

used for emphasizing that a particular woman, girl, or female animal does something without help from anyone else

himself

pronoun

used for showing that the man, boy, or male animal that does something is also affected by his action or is involved in it

himself

pronoun

used for referring to a man, boy, or male animal already mentioned in the sentence

himself

pronoun

used in a general way for referring to the subject of a sentence or someone else mentioned in the sentence when they may be either male or female, especially when the subject is a word such as ‘everyone’, ‘someone’, or ‘anyone’

himself

pronoun

used for emphasizing that you are referring to a particular man, boy, or male animal and not to anyone else

himself

pronoun

used for emphasizing that a particular man, boy, or male animal does something without help from anyone else

itself

pronoun

used for showing that a thing, group, animal, or baby that does something is also affected by the action or is involved in it

itself

pronoun

used for referring back to something already mentioned in the same sentence

itself

pronoun

used for emphasizing that you are referring to a particular thing and not to anything else

itself

pronoun

used for saying that someone or something has a lot of a particular quality

a man

noun

used by a man for referring to himself

myself

pronoun

used for showing that you are affected by or involved in the results of something that you do

myself

pronoun

used for referring to yourself when you have already been mentioned in the same sentence

myself

pronoun

used for emphasizing that you are referring to yourself and not to anyone else

myself

pronoun

used for emphasizing that you do something without help from anyone else

myself

pronoun

used instead of ‘I’ or ‘me’ when you are trying to be polite. Many people think that this use is incorrect

oneself

pronoun

used for showing that people in general, including yourself, are affected by or involved in the results of something that they do

oneself

pronoun

used for emphasizing that you and not anyone else does something

ourself

pronoun

sometimes used instead of ‘ourselves’ when referring to a group that you belong to, although many people consider that this is not correct

ourselves

pronoun

used for showing that both you and a group that you are a part of are affected by or involved in an action that you do together

ourselves

pronoun

used for referring to yourself and a group that you are a part of, when you have already been mentioned in the same sentence

ourselves

pronoun

used instead of ‘us’ when you are trying to be polite. Many people consider this use to be incorrect

ourselves

pronoun

used for emphasizing that you are referring to yourself and the group that you are a part of, and not to anyone else

ourselves

pronoun

used for emphasizing that you and the group that you are a part of do something without help from anyone else

themself

pronoun

used instead of ‘himself’ or ‘herself’ for referring back to the subject of a sentence, especially when the subject is a word such as ‘everyone’, ‘someone’, or ‘anyone’. Most people consider this use incorrect

themselves

pronoun

used for showing that the people or things that do something are also affected by it or involved in it

themselves

pronoun

used for referring back to a group of people already mentioned in the same sentence

themselves

pronoun

used instead of ‘himself’ or ‘herself’ for referring back to a singular subject of a sentence, especially when the subject is a word such as ‘everyone’, ‘someone’, or ‘anyone’

themselves

pronoun

used for emphasizing that a particular group of people are the ones that you are referring to, and not any others

themselves

pronoun

used for emphasizing that a particular group of people do something without help from anyone else

thyself

pronoun

an old word meaning ‘yourself’ that was used for talking or writing to one person

yourself

pronoun

used for showing that the person or people you are talking or writing to are affected by or involved in an action that they do

yourself

pronoun

used for referring back to the person or people who you are talking or writing to when they have already been mentioned in the sentence

yourself

pronoun

used with ‘you’ for emphasizing that you mean the person or people who you are talking or writing to and no one else

yourself

pronoun

used for emphasizing that the person or people who you are talking or writing to must do something without help from anyone else

yourself

pronoun

used instead of ‘you’ in order to be formal or polite, although many people feel this is incorrect

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