Questions tagged [intensive-prounouns]

(Also "emphatic pronouns") For questions about pronouns that end in -self or -selves that refer back to subject nouns or pronouns in order to emphasize them. For example, The King himself will sing a song at her birthday party.

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Myself do or myself does?

Pronouns like “myself” and “himself” can also be used to add emphasis to a sentence, and when they are, they’re called intensive pronouns—same words, just a different name because they're used ...
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The meaning of "Nuclear scientists are not themselves aware"

I am an ESL and preparing GRE exam. In one choice of a question of a reading comprehension passage, there is a sentence like (A) Nuclear scientists are not themselves aware of all the facts ...
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"What if Bob himself doesn't want to be a doctor", is it necessary to put "himself" there?

An ELL post makes up a situation where Bob's parents think Bob wants to be a doctor while Bob himself doesn't. To emphasizes the fact, the post says What if Bob himself doesn't want to be a doctor? ...
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Why is it "...could not herself remember any time..." instead of "...could not remember herself any time..."?

The sentence is: The fact was, however, that she was always dreaming and thinking odd things and could not herself remember any time when she had not been thinking things about grown-up people and ...
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When one of the two objects of a verb is a reflexive pronoun

We say 'pass me the salt' and 'pass the salt to me'. We also say 'I found the right car for me'. But which of the following sentences are correct? I found the right car for myself. I found myself the ...
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What is the difference between a "Reflexive pronoun" and an "Emphatic pronoun"?

I did it myself. What is the difference between a "reflexive pronoun" and an "emphatic pronoun"? What's the definition of "emphatic pronoun"?
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Is the emphatic pronoun (itself) felicitous and grammatically used?

"Stay there itself, I'll be there in 10 minutes." Is the emphatic pronoun (itself) in the above structure felicitous and grammatically used? If not, what other word would be appropriate there? ...
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'For me' vs 'For myself'

[Source:] Myself is used as the object of a reflexive verb (“I hurt myself”), as an intensifier (“I myself will go”), and can be used in absolutive clause (“for my wife and myself it was a happy time”)...
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Is using 'yourselves' in this sentence grammatically correct?

Even among yourselves there will surely be differences and variances. Or should I use 'you' here?
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