Personal, reflexive and emphatic pronouns

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Personal, reflexive and emphatic pronouns

I buy myself a pen. The pen is for me.
You buy yourself a pen. The pen is for you.
He buys himself a pen. The pen is for him.
She buys herself a pen. The pen is for her.
It is a pen. I buy it.
We buy ourselves a pen. The pen is for us.
You buy yourselves a pen. The pen is for you.
They buy themselves a pen. The pen is for them.



Note:
•  The pronoun it is used to replace a neutral subject (an object, for example), or to introduce impersonal expressions:
There is a bird on that branch. It is singing. There is a bird on that branch. The bird is singing.
It's hot today. The weather is hot today.
It would be good to wait. Waiting would be a good idea.

•  To stress the pronoun, we can sometimes add myself, or for my part (emphasizing pronouns):
I myself disagree with what was said. I, for my part, disagree...

•  Some examples of the use of you and me, or you and I, if the speaker and one other person are the SUBJECTS of the sentence:
This song is just for you and me. This song is exclusively for us.
You and I have the same dreams. We have the same dreams.

•  Some examples of reflexive pronouns:
I'll do it myself. I will do it (alone).
We are enjoying ourselves very much. We are having a lot of fun.
Behave yourselves. Act sensibly!


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