Intensive And Reflexive Pronouns

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Intensive andReflexivePronounsLesson 22

Lesson 22 – Intensive and Reflexive PronounsIntensive PronounsAn intensive pronoun (also known as an emphatic pronoun) refers back toanother noun (or pronoun) in the sentence to emphasize it.The mayor himselfattended the ceremony.(The mayor is the nounbeing intensified. It iscalled the antecedent ofthe intensive pronoun.)I heard the lie myself.She will do it herself.(The intensive pronounmyself emphasizes that Iheard the lie.)(The intensive pronounherself emphasizes thatshe will do it. Hermother won't do it. Herbrother won't do it. SHEwill do it.)2

Lesson 22 – Intensive and Reflexive PronounsYou can test if it's an intensive pronoun by removing it and seeing if you getthe same effect by emphasizing the thing you're trying to emphasize withyour voice (shown here in uppercase). THE MAYOR attended the ceremony.SHE will do it.I heard the lie.The way to identify an intensive pronoun is to remove it from the sentence; ifit’s a i te si e pro ou , the se te e ill still ake se se. If the se te eo lo ger akes se se, it’s a refle i e pro ou . Did you yourself make the cake? (The sentence would still makesense if we removed yourself: Did youmake the cake?)3

Lesson 22 – Intensive and Reflexive PronounsChoose the correct intensive pronoun to fill the blank in each sentence.1. We built a garden shed by .MyselfOurselvesThemselvesHerself2. Jordan made a sandwich,complete with pickles.OurselvesYourselfHimselfThemselves3. I’ a little nervous about walking byafter dark.MyselfOurselvesThemselvesHerself4. The twins are growing up fast; the ’realready walking by .MyselfOurselvesHimselfThemselves5. Jennifer sewed her dress .MyselfHimselfOurselvesHerself6. Did you make our dinner?OurselvesYourselfHimselfThemselves7. Leave it alone! I will do it .MyselfOurselvesThemselvesHerself8. The kids have dressed properlyfor the occasion.OurselvesYourselfHimselfThemselves9. The students were excitedabout the field trip.MyselfOurselvesThemselvesHerself10. You is a good friend to me.MyselfYourselfHimselfThemselves4

Lesson 22 – Intensive and Reflexive PronounsIdentify the intensive pronoun in each sentence below.1. He himself brought a gift for hisparents.2. Did you yourself make the dinner?3. I myself like to take walks afterbreakfast.4. She herself did a great job on settingup the party.5. Leave it alone! I will do it myself.6. Did you discover that yourself?7. I myself feel like I did a great job.8. They themselves are ready for thegame.9. You yourself need to be more careful.10. We ourselves made sure to be on time11. Did you yourself make the dinner?12. I myself like to take walks afterbreakfast.13. She herself did a great job on settingup the party.14. Leave it alone! I will do it myself.15. Did you discover that yourself?16. I myself feel like I did a great job.17. They themselves are ready for thegame.18. You yourself need to be more careful.19. We ourselves made sure to be on time.20. You yourselves can win the game.5

Lesson 22 – Intensive and Reflexive PronounsFor each intensive pronoun listed below, write a sentence. Make sure theintensive pronoun adds emphasis to the subject of the selves- The boys baked these scones themselves--------6

Lesson 22 – Intensive and Reflexive PronounsReflexive PronounsReflexive pronouns are a bit different from the other kinds of pronouns. Theycause the verb to reflect back on the subject. In other words, reflexivepronouns are used when the subject of the sentence is the same as the objectof the verb of that sentence.Matching Reflexive and Personal PronounsI washed myself clean in thebathtub.(It is clear that the subject ofthe sentence, I, was notwashing anyone else clean inthe bathtub but him or herself.)Personal PronounReflexive eherselfititselfweourselvestheythemselves7

Lesson 22 – Intensive and Reflexive PronounsMatching Reflexive and Personal PronounsThe reason that these reflexive pronouns exist is to make it clear that thesubject is in fact doing something to itself. Instead of acting upon anotherobject, the subject is acting upon itself, either literally or figuratively. This isespecially helpful when using the third person plural. Consider the followingtwo examples: They liked them.They liked themselves.In the first example, you a ’t be sure if theis the same as the subjectthe – thecould represent another group of people, or apples, ormovies – the possibilities are endless and could be anything for any reason.However, you have a better understanding with the second sentence,because you know that whatever the stands for, it is the same subject asthe sel es.8

Lesson 22 – Intensive and Reflexive PronounsFill in the blanks with the proper reflexive pronouns.1. The dog had fleas. He always scratched .2. I shave every morning before I go to work.3. Tom usually cuts his hair .4. Carol dresses very well.5. My computer system is damaged. It turns off.6. I'm not going to do that for you. You can do it .7. Mike's son is old enough to cook now.8. Susan and I walked to the store by .9. They stood in front of the mirror and looked at .10.When we go to the restaurant, I'll pay for my food and you can pay for yours.11.He drives to work every day.12.Mary doesn't like to drive to work. So, she usually takes theunderground.13.The book was on the floor. It fell off the shelf by14.I asked him for a glass of water, and he told me to get it .15.Rick and Maria are able to look after .9

Lesson 22 – Intensive and Reflexive PronounsFill in the blanks with the proper reflexive pronouns.16. Tom cut while he was shaving this morning.17. We really enjoyed very much.18. I repaired my bike .19. Why don't you clean the windows ?20. Jack and I introduced to our new neighbor.21. He decided to repair his bike .22. They looked at .23. The film wasn't very good, but I liked the music.24. The old woman sat at the park bench talking to .25. Let's paint the house .26. Did you write it ?27. She locked the door .28. The children cleaned their room .29. Ann backed the cake .30. The cat caught the mouse .10

Lesson 22 – Intensive and Reflexive PronounsRewrite each sentence appropriately with the subject personal pronouns given.Change to the appropriate reflexive pronoun.1. I found myself in a difficult situation.You (sing.)HeSheWeTheyAmy3. He is going to be very proud of himself.My friendsRick and IHeMotherTheyYou2. We enjoyed ourselves at the party.IYou (plu.)HeSheTheyThe boys4. I just couldn't help myself.You (plu.)SheHeWeThe menYou (sing.)11

Lesson 22 – Intensive and Reflexive PronounsReplace the object personal pronoun in each sentence with the appropriatereflexive pronoun.Example:We found the children in a strange situation.We found ourselves in a strange situation.1. Jerry liked me in the new suit.2. They busied her with several different tasks.3. We were very proud ofthem.4. She is buying us a few new outfits.5. The children hurt me.6. I have to ask him what to do now.7. The young woman told you not to give in.8. He wantsto find me something nice to wear.9. You've harmed no one but us.10.The lizard hid them under a rock12

Lesson 22 – Intensive and Reflexive PronounsComplete each of the following sentences with the correct reflexive or intensivepronoun. Then identify the pronoun as either reflexive or intensive.Example:Julie is coming here tonight. (herself, intensive)1.2.I fixed the leaking head gasket .Fourteen tourists found in an awkward situation when visitingthe ruins.3. Grabbing the microphone, Hannibal spoke to the crowd.4. The Corvette is sitting in the garage waiting for you to start it.5. Andy, Toby, and I are going to build the garage.6. The dogs barked into a long, peaceful sleep.7. We were forced to ask if this project should continue or bescrapped.8. Brooke likes to read to sleep.9. I’ guessi g that ou ill e respo si le for fi i g the da age.10. The Smiths and we consider honored to be invited on this trip.13

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Lesson 22 t Intensive and Reflexive Pronouns Reflexive Pronouns Reflexive pronouns are a bit different from the other kinds of pronouns. They cause the verb to reflect back on the subject . In other words, reflexive pronouns are used when the subject of the sentenc

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