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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #4910: Myself/yourself/themselves.
    > Other English exercises on the same topic: Pronouns [Change theme]
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    Myself/yourself/themselves.


    Myself/yourself/themselves etc




    A-/ George cut himself when he was shaving this morning.

    We use myself/ yourself/ himself etc. (reflexive pronouns) when the subject and object are the same:

    Subject —> | George |  cut | himself |. <— object


    The reflexive pronouns are:

     

     Singular:  myself  yourself (one person)  himself/ herself/ itself
     Plural:  ourselves  yourselves (more than one person)  themselves

     

    • I don't want you to pay for me. I'll pay for myself, (not I‘ll pay for me')

    • Julia had a great holiday. She enjoyed herself very much.

    • Do you sometimes talk to yourself? (said to one person)

    • If you want more to eat, help yourselves, (said to more than one person)

     

    Compare:

     

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

    • It's our own fault. We blame ourselves.        
    Note that we
    do not use myself/ yourself etc. after 'bring/ take something with….

    • It might rain. I'll take an umbrella with me. (not 'with myself)

     

    B-/ We do not use myself etc. after concentrate/ feel/ relax/ meet:

     

    • You must try and concentrate, (not 'concentrate yourself)        

    • ‘Do you feel nervous?'  'Yes, I can't relax.

    • What time shall we meet? (not 'meet ourselves', not 'meet us')  

      

    We normally use wash/shave/dress without myself etc.:

     

    • He got up, washed, shaved and dressed, (not 'washed himself etc.)

    But we say ‘I dried myself.

     


    Put in myself/ yourself/ ourselves etc.. or me/ you/ us





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    1. Julia had a great holiday. She enjoyed .
    2. It's not my fault. You can't blame .
    3. What I did was very wrong. I'm ashamed of .
    4. We've got a problem. I hope you can help .
    5. Can I take another biscuit? ' Of course. Help !
    6. Take some money with in case you need it.
    7. Don't worry about Tom and me. We can look after .
    8. I gave them a key to our house so that they could let in.
    9. When they come to visit us, they always bring their dog with .








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