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Intensive Pronoun

Intensive pronouns are used for emphasis.   They are formed by adding "-self" or "-selves" to an appropriate pronoun (i.e., a word like him, them, etc.).  The intensive pronouns are: myself, yourself, himself, herself, itself, ourselves, yourselves and themselves.


Leave it! I will do it myself.
Did you build that yourselves?

(Note: There is no such word as "hisself".)

Interactive example:

I am off for a day on Wednesday. Can you finish this yourself? [show me the intensive pronoun]
Associated pages:
Glossary of grammatical terms
What are pronouns?
The different types of pronouns

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