INTENSIVE PRONOUNS L 6 1 b Use intensive

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INTENSIVE PRONOUNS L. 6. 1 b: Use intensive pronouns. Jenn Roy Montegut Middle 6

INTENSIVE PRONOUNS L. 6. 1 b: Use intensive pronouns. Jenn Roy Montegut Middle 6 th grade English

What is the difference between REFLEXIVE AND INTENSIVE PRONOUNS?

What is the difference between REFLEXIVE AND INTENSIVE PRONOUNS?

Reflexive pronouns and intensive pronouns are the same words. The difference is how they

Reflexive pronouns and intensive pronouns are the same words. The difference is how they are used in a sentence. myself yourself herself himself itself yourselves themselves

A reflexive pronoun is a pronoun that refers back to the subject of the

A reflexive pronoun is a pronoun that refers back to the subject of the sentence. He cut himself shaving. If it is taken out, the sentence will not be complete. He cut shaving.

An intensive pronoun is a pronoun that is used to add emphasis. It still

An intensive pronoun is a pronoun that is used to add emphasis. It still refers back to the subject. I painted the fence myself. If it is taken out, the sentence will be complete. I painted the fence.

Remember, the reflexive pronoun is necessary to understand the meaning of a sentence. If

Remember, the reflexive pronoun is necessary to understand the meaning of a sentence. If the same pronouns are used, but not needed, they are called intensive pronouns. Examples: Reflexive – The boy made himself breakfast. Intensive – The boy made breakfast himself.

Rule to remember… Whenever there is a reflexive or intensive pronoun in the sentence,

Rule to remember… Whenever there is a reflexive or intensive pronoun in the sentence, there must be a person to whom that pronoun can “reflect. ” In other words… “Please hand that book to myself. ” is incorrect because there is no I or me in that sentence for myself to reflect to.

Never use hisself or theirselves! Wrong: The boy made hisself breakfast. Use himself or

Never use hisself or theirselves! Wrong: The boy made hisself breakfast. Use himself or themselves! Right: The boy made himself breakfast.

DIRECTIONS: Decide which word correctly completes each sentence. Move around the screen until you

DIRECTIONS: Decide which word correctly completes each sentence. Move around the screen until you get a click hand. Then, click to see the answer.

They made dinner for ( themselves / theirselves). themselves

They made dinner for ( themselves / theirselves). themselves

Jason built the sandcastle by ( hisself / himself ). Xhimself

Jason built the sandcastle by ( hisself / himself ). Xhimself

The decision will be made by ( myself/ me ). me

The decision will be made by ( myself/ me ). me

The little girl ( her/ herself ) built the sandcastle. herself

The little girl ( her/ herself ) built the sandcastle. herself

First prize was awarded to ( him/ himself). him

First prize was awarded to ( him/ himself). him

Both of you are old enough to dress ( yourselves/ yourself ). yourselves

Both of you are old enough to dress ( yourselves/ yourself ). yourselves

They ( themselves / theirselves) counted all of the pennies in the jar. themselves

They ( themselves / theirselves) counted all of the pennies in the jar. themselves

That painting was done by ( me/ myself). Xme

That painting was done by ( me/ myself). Xme

David helped ( hisself/ himself ) to the last slice of cake. himself

David helped ( hisself/ himself ) to the last slice of cake. himself

The boys covered (himself / themselves) with mud. themselves

The boys covered (himself / themselves) with mud. themselves

My sister cleaned the whole house ( myself/ herself). herself

My sister cleaned the whole house ( myself/ herself). herself

My brother locked ( himself/ hisself ) in the bathroom. himself

My brother locked ( himself/ hisself ) in the bathroom. himself