Intermediate grammar exercise: personal and reflexive/intensive pronouns – me, myself, him, himself . . .

English grammar practice exercise, for pre-intermediate.

In this exercise you will practise personal pronouns (you, him, her, us, etc.), and reflexive and intensive pronouns (myself, herself, ourselves, etc.).

Exercise instructions

Choose the correct answer in the following sentences.

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  1. youssef Alhindy - May 17, 2016, 4:50 pm Reply

    Hello, in my opinion, in number 7, the word “everybody” refers to singular, so the answer should be “himself” not “themselves. Thanks, regards

    • Mary Ellen - August 26, 2016, 3:56 am Reply

      Everybody is considered a plural pronoun so you have to match it with another plural reflexive pronoun.

      • Erika Hedberg - December 15, 2016, 11:54 am Reply

        Actually, this is interesting since “everybody/everyone/anybody/anyone” are used as singular pronouns when determining a verb (Ex: everybody IS going) but they do seem to be used as plural pronouns when determining a reflexive pronoun (Ex: everybody enjoyed THEMSELVES).

        • Monica - June 4, 2018, 6:50 pm Reply

          This is because of the stupidly applied concept of “politically correctness” that has even corrupted grammar. You are supposed to used themselves (Ex: everybody enjoyed THEMSELVES) to avoid using the masculine form only (everybody enjoyed HIMSELF), that would not be “politically correct”…

    • Tony - September 28, 2018, 3:27 pm Reply

      Its English thats why its different from other languages..And themselves is correct…

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