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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #40296: Reflexive pronouns
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    Reflexive pronouns


    Quelques Règles D'utilisation des Pronoms Réfléchis

     

     

    The reflexive pronouns are :

     

    Singular : Myself   yourself  himself /herself/itself

    Plural    : Ourselves   yourselves themselves

     

     

     

    We use the reflexive pronouns when the subject and object are the same .

     

     I am looking myself at the mirror.  I = Subject   Myself = object

     

     

    Compare :

     

    - It 's not our fault. You can't blame us.

    - It's our own fault. We can blame ourselves.

     

     

     We DO NOT use a reflexive pronoun after these verbs : meet, feel , relax , concentrate

     

     

    -  Do you feel excited  ?   not 'feel yourself excited'

    -  What time shall we meet  ? not 'meet ourselves', not 'meet us'.

     

     

     We normally use wash/ shave/ dress/ without a reflexive pronoun :

     

     

    - He gets up, washes, shaves and dresses each morning. Not washes himself etc

     

      BUT we say - I dried myself

     

     

     





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