Defination Reflexive Pronouns
When the subject and object is same, we use reflexive pronoun. We can also use reflexive pronoun when we stress ( dabaoo dalna ya zoor dena) the idea of doing something in a sentence. eg)
myself, yourself, yourselves, ourselves, themselves, himself, herself, itself.
Matching Reflexive And Personal Pronouns/Subject Pronouns
Personal Pronoun /Subject Pronoun
Reflexive Pronoun And Intensive Pronoun
Here are examples of all of these reflexive pronouns
If you don’t know what is wrong with yourself, then ask a doctor.
Ager tum khud nehi janty tumhre saath kiya masla hai toh phir doctor se poucho
She bought herself a new purse for her new job.
Us ney apney liye khud naya purse liya apni nayi job k liye
I heard this myself. OR I myself heard this.
Maine yeh khod suna
He cooked the dinner himself. OR He himself cooked the dinner.
Us ney khud raat ka khana bana apne liye banaya
Would you like to help yourself to another drink?
kiya tum apne liye aik aur drink bana pasand karo gai
I wish the children would behave themselves.
meri khwaish hai k bachey achi tarha peesh aye
I saw myself as a famous actor.
imagination ( main aik mashoor actor tha maine dheka)
You should think about yourself.
Tumhey apney barey mein sochna chahye
They prepared themselves for completion.
Woh log apne muqabaly ki tayari kar rahe hai
He bought a car for himself.
Us ney apney liye car kareed li
He locked himself in the room.
Us ney apne app ko kamrey mein band karliya
He who loves only himself is a selfish.
Jo sirf apne app se pyar karta ha wooh matlbi hota hai
Note: Reflexive can also be used to give more emphasis on subject or object. If a reflexive pronoun is used to give more emphasis on a subject or an object, it is called “Intensive Pronoun”..
For example, she herself started to think about herself.
In the above sentence the first “herself” is used as intensive pronoun while the second “herself” is used as reflexive pronoun.
See the following examples of intensive pronouns.
I myself am sick of the heat.
You yourself are responsible for this mess!
The president himself appeared at the rally.
The actress herself wrote those lines.
The cat itself caught the mouse.
We ourselves made the meal.
You yourselves can win this game.
I did it myself. OR. I myself did it.
She herself washed the clothes.
He himself decided to go to New York.
She herself told me.
The children got dressed by themselves
He himself finished the whole job.
I myself didn’t believe anything she said.
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Most Common Mistakes In Reflexive Pronoun
Correct : Tariq Killed himself (tariq apneapp ko katal kar diya) Reflexive pronoun
Incorrect: Tariq killed him ( ttariq usey marta hai) this is not Reflexive pronoun
Correct both of you should be proud of yourselves
Incorrect: both of you should be proud of yourself Wrong
Correct I am making myself cup of tea
Incorrect: I am making me cup of tea Wrong
Incorrect: tariq shaved himself Wrong
Incorrect: Suleman and myself are eating Biryani Wrong
Incorrect: they invited themselves Wrong
Wrong he hear himself Wrong
CORRECT : Please give it to John or me.
CORRECT : You saw me being myself.
Incorrect: My brother and myself did it. Wrong
CORRECT : My brother and I did it.
Incorrect: Myself tariq aziz Wrong
Incorrect: I am good and yourself Wrong
Incorrect: My friend invited my mom and myself for lunch Wrong
Incorrect: Maryum and myself went for movie Wrong
Incorrect: They invited themselves Wrong
Incorrect: Suleman and myself are eating Wrong
Incorrect: Tariq shave himself
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