reflexive pronoun

reflexive pronoun
noun Date: 1867 a pronoun referring to the subject of the sentence, clause, or verbal phrase in which it stands; specifically a personal pronoun compounded with -self

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  • reflexive pronoun — reflexive pronouns N COUNT A reflexive pronoun is a pronoun such as myself which refers back to the subject of a sentence or clause. For example, in the sentence He made himself a cup of tea , the reflexive pronoun himself refers back to he …   English dictionary

  • Reflexive pronoun — Herself redirects here. For the toy elf, see Herself the Elf. Himself redirects here. For other uses, see Himself (disambiguation). Oneself redirects here. For the hip hop artist, see Oneself (artist). Ourselves redirects here. For the 1988 punk… …   Wikipedia

  • reflexive pronoun — noun a personal pronoun compounded with self to show the agent s action affects the agent • Syn: ↑reflexive • Derivationally related forms: ↑reflexive (for: ↑reflexive) • Hypernyms: ↑personal pronoun …   Useful english dictionary

  • reflexive pronoun — noun a) A personal pronoun, having a form of self as a suffix to show that the subjects action affects the subject itself. Spanish: Él se lavó mdash; He washed (himself). b) In some languages, a pronoun that makes a transitive verb reflexive or… …   Wiktionary

  • reflexive pronoun — (Grammar) pronoun that shows that the action of the verb is occurring to the subject of the sentence (i.e. I washed myself, myself shows that it is I that was washed) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • reflexive pronoun —   Paniinoa pelu hope, paniinoa huli auikumu …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • Reflexive — may refer to:In fiction: MetafictionIn grammar: *Reflexive pronoun, a pronoun with a reflexive relationship with its self identical antecedent *Reflexive verb, where a semantic agent and patient are the sameIn mathematics and computer science:… …   Wikipedia

  • reflexive — ► ADJECTIVE 1) Grammar (of a pronoun) referring back to the subject of the clause in which it is used, e.g. myself. 2) Grammar (of a verb or clause) having a reflexive pronoun as its object (e.g. wash oneself). 3) performed without conscious… …   English terms dictionary

  • reflexive verb — reflexive verbs N COUNT A reflexive verb is a transitive verb whose subject and object always refer to the same person or thing, so the object is always a reflexive pronoun. An example is to enjoy yourself , as in Did you enjoy yourself? …   English dictionary

  • Reflexive verb — In grammar, a reflexive verb is a verb whose semantic agent and patient (typically represented syntactically by the subject and the direct object) are the same. For example, the English verb to perjure is reflexive, since one can only perjure… …   Wikipedia

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