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    Reflexive and reciprocal pronouns

            Reflexive and reciprocal pronouns


                                                                                Reflexive pronouns
     1.   After the verb
                                                 I bought myself a book.
                                You should introduce yourself to your neighbours.
                                                      I bought her a book.
    2.    Emphasis
                                    Let's paint the house ourselves.
                                    John himself told me the story.

        She is proud, she did this heart herself.

     3.   By + myself / yourself / herself...

                                 In the old days did Kings rule their kingdoms by themselves ?     
                                            This place is dangerous, it's impossible to go by oneself.   
           He likes being by himself. (Il aime être seul)

                                                        RECIPROCAL PRONOUNS

     Each other, one another                     

     - Jim and Ann bought each other presents for Christmas:
       Jim bought a present for Ann and Ann bought a present for Jim. 

     - Jim and Ann bought themselves presents for their birthday.
       Jim bought a present for himself and Ann bought a present for herself.

    They can't see each other.
     (ils ne peuvent pas se voir, ils sont fâchés)

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    1. Choose the right pronoun.
    Sonia bought  a new camera.
     Look at that big fish, we managed to catch it by  !
     John has just hit with a hammer. He is crying now.
     In summer you should buy some insecticide to protect  against mosquitoes.
     A lion has strong claws and powerful jaws, it can easily defend .
     I didn't enjoy  at the party. I should have stayed at home.

    2. Say whether the pronoun in blue is reflexive or emphatic (R or E)
    He hurt himself while he was riding his bike.
     The children cleaned their room themselves.
     Aunt Lucy only thinks of herself , she is very selfish.
     The film itself was very good but I didn't like the music.
     Bob, did you do your homework yourself ?
     The computer switched off by itself .

    3. Choose the right word or nothing (-).
    Sue and Betty have known for a long time, since they were kids.
     Last week they met  to celebrate Betty's birthday.
     My sister has got four children, she never complains but I know she is exhausted.
     Children, if you want some more orange juice help .
     I can't invite your sister and mine, they no longer talk to .
     This morning Mum got up at seven, then she washed and had breakfast.

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