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How to use Myself and Yourself!

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'We took the horses out by ourselves.'

"Let me introduce myself. My name is Chris McCarthy."

In the above sentence me is the subject and myself is the object.

We use myself, yourself, himself, herself, themselves or itself when the object of the sentence is the same as the subject. They are all known as reflexive pronouns.

Myself, yourself, himself, herself, itself are all singular - they refer to one person (or a 'thing' for itself).

Ourselves, yourselves and themselves are all plural - they refer to more than one person.

Examples

"My daughter walks to school by herself."

"You should take more care of yourself."

"They hurt themselves in the car accident."

"We have to make dinner ourselves."

Got it? Let's find out -  it's your turn! Complete the following sentences with the correct reflexive pronoun:

Test your pronoun knowledge

  • Don't help her. She can do it .
  • I'm sorry John, you'll have to go to the party by .
  • They asked what they did wrong.
  • We really enjoyed on our holiday.
  • I thought to that it's time to buy a new coat.
  • The robot in the movie could think for .
  • All of you need to carry your bags by .