We use reflexive pronouns when the subject and object of a sentence are the same person or non-person.
|I talk to myself when I am nervous or excited.
|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.
|We blame ourselves for the results of the election.
|You helped yourselves to more ice cream.
|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)