List of reflexive pronouns
|Personal pronouns||Reflexive pronoun||Example|
|I, me||myself||I looked at myself in the mirror.|
|you, you (singular)||yourself||Did you hurt yourself when you fell?|
|he, him||himself||He burnt himself when he was cooking.|
|she, her||herself||Her real name is Mariella, but she calls herself Mary.|
|it, it||itself||The animal hurt itself trying to escape.|
|we, us||ourselves||We blamed ourselves for the mistake.|
|you, you (plural)||yourselves||You can help yourselves to tea and coffee.|
|they, them||themselves||The children can look after themselves for a short time.|
Compare the words in bold in these pairs of sentences:
- Liz saw me.
- I saw myself in the mirror.
- Tom saved her.
- She saved herself.
- They blamed us.
- We blamed ourselves.
- We sent you an email.
- You sent yourself an email.
- We looked after them.
- They looked after themselves.