We use reflexive pronouns when the subject and object of a sentence are the same person or non-person.
|1st person||I talk to myself when I am nervous or excited.|
|2nd person||You cut yourself while cutting tomatoes.|
|3rd person (male)||He hurt himself playing hockey.|
|3rd person (female)||She enjoyed herself at the party.|
|3rd person (non-person)||It saw itself in the mirror.|
|1st person||We blame ourselves for the results of the election.|
|2nd person||You helped yourselves to more ice cream.|
|3rd person||They believed in themselves.|
In imperative sentences (where the subject YOU is omitted), we use yourself when talking to one person or yourselves when talking to more than one person.
We use by + reflexive pronoun to mean alone or without any help.
Directions: Choose the best answer to fill in the blank.(10 problems)