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REFLEXIVE AND RECIPROCAL PRONOUNS
REFLEXIVE PRONOUNS • Use reflexive pronouns when the subject and object are the same people or things. Sub. = obj. She looks at herself in the mirror everyday. Sub. = obj. Clean after yourself. App. 3 pg A-2
• Use reflexive pronouns to emphasize a noun Sharon herself said that she didn’t like rice. • By + a reflexive pronoun (alone or without help) I did my homework by myself.
IMPERATIVE SENTECES + REFLEXIVE PRONOUNS • Imperative sentences + reflexive use: Use yourself when the subject is singular Don’t push yourself too hard. Yourselves when subject is plural Don’t push yourselves so hard. • What is the subject in an imperative sentences?
RECIPROCAL PRONOUNS • Use the reciprocal pronouns when the subject and object refer to the same people and there is a 2 way relationship They met each other in a party. They communicate with each other through e-mail. Grilsel, Isolina, Sandra and Marta help one another with the English homework. They love each other very much.
• Reciprocal pronouns have possessive forms, each other’s, one another’s The students wrote each other’s email addresses. They decided to visit one another’s families during the summer.
Reciprocal pronouns and plural reflexive pronouns have different meaning • Juan and Maria did each other’s homework. • Juan and Maria did their homework by themselves.
Exercises • Reflexive Pronouns http: //members. home. net/englishzone/grammar/reflex 01. html
Created by Claudia Bedoya-Rose, Ed. M. Gateway Community College Spring 2000