Reflexive and Intensive Pronouns 1st person - Myself Ourselves 2nd person - Yourself Yourselves 3rd person - Himself Themselves Herself Itself
Reflexive • A reflexive pronoun changes the meaning of the sentence. • Without the pronoun the sentence does not make sense or the meaning changes. Example Michael taught himselfto play the piano.
Intensive • Intensive pronouns add to or intensify its antecedent. • Intensive pronouns will not change the meaning of the sentence if they are taken out. Example Michael Jackson himself taught the child to play the piano.
Identify the following pronouns as intensive or reflexive • The mayor himself cut the ribbon at the building dedication. • Jennifer accidentally cut herselfon the broken glass. • The team pushed themselvesto the limit. • Ramon cleaned the room by himself.
Answers • Intensive • Reflexive • Reflexive • Intensive