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Personal Reflexive: Meaning and Example

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Aug 30, 2022

Grammar – Pronouns – Types – Personal Reflexive 

Personal Pronouns 

 I, we, you, they are called personal pronouns because they stand for the three persons.  

  1. First-person- I, we, me, us, mine, ours are the first person. 
  1. Second person- You, yours are second person. 
  1. Third person- He, she, it, they, him are third person.  



Examples of Personal Pronouns  

I like green tea  / Sam helped me


Do you like green tea?  / Sam loves you

She runs fast. / Did Tom beat him

He is clever. / Does Mark know her

We went to Church. / Robin drove us

Do you need a table for four?/ Did James and Shelly beat you at doubles? 


They played doubles. / James and Shelly beat them


Sometimes we refer to a person, or an animal as She /her, and he/him. If the animal is a pet.  

This is our dog Roby. He‘s a Pomeranian.  

The Titanic was a remarkable ship, but she sank on her first voyage. 

My first vehicle was a Mini and I treated her like my wife. 


Examples for the first person  

If a student needs help, he or she should  

approach the teacher. 

If a student needs help, he should approach the teacher. 

If a student needs help, they should approach the teacher. 


We generally use “It” to introduce a remark: 

It is good to have a gala time sometimes. 

It is important to take care. 

It is difficult to find a place to live. 

Is it normal to see them together in class? 

It didn’t take long to stay here. 


We often use it to talk about the weather, temperature, time and distance: 

It is windy.  

It will probably be foggy tomorrow. 

Is it ten o’clock yet? 

It is 80 kilometers from here to California.  


A personal reflexive pronoun is a pronoun used as an object that cites to the same person or thing as the subject for, e.g., from the sentence given above: 

She looked at herself in the mirror, here herself is the reflexive pronoun as it cites to the person as the subject, i.e., she is herself. 


The commonly used reflexive pronouns are listed below: 

myself: me (the speaker) 

yourself: you as a singular (single person the speaker) 

itself: it (a thing or an animal) 

himself: him (a masculine)  

herself: her (a feminine) 

ourselves: us (the speaker and others together) 

yourselves: you as a plural (the speaker) 

Personal Reflexive Pronouns


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