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The reflexive pronouns are:
himself, herself, itself
Some expressions need a reflexive pronoun:
• "Enjoy yourselves at the party!"
• "She slipped on the ice and really hurt herself."
Others are: burn, cut, enjoy, hurt
By oneself = alone
• "He went to the restaurant all by himself."
• "They painted the living room by themselves. They didn't want any help.
Notice the difference between themselves and each other:
• "The children looked at themselves in the mirror."
• "The children looked at each other and laughed."
Some verbs are reflexive in German, but not in English.
concentrate, get dressed
• "We have to go soon. Can you get dressed, please?"
get ready, hurry, feel
• "She's not coming because she doesn't feel well."
lie down, meet
• "We'll meet in Hamburg." (Don't say: "We meet us"!)
shave, sit down, wash
• "Would you sit down, please?"
Now try the exercise on the next page.
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