PRONOUN KINDS – PRONOUNS – PART. 3
From the pronoun kinds, Reflexive pronouns refer back to the subject in the sentence when the action done by the subject turns back to the subject. Reflexive pronouns are the object of the sentences and are formed by adding self after her, him, my, it, your; while selves after them, their, our, your. These are also called compound personal pronouns. They usually come at the end of the sentences, after the verb.
He hurt himself.
She proved herself right.
They bought tickets for themselves.
The cat hid itself.
Whereas when these compound personal pronouns are used right after the subject and before the verb to put emphasis, then known as Intensive or Emphatic pronouns. E.g,
I myself did this task.
He himself got ready for the picnic.
We ourselves will check the room. Or we will check the room ourselves.
The teacher himself told this.
The horse itself removed the thorn.
From pronoun kinds the pronouns which introduce or link one phrase or clause to another are called relative pronouns.
Some relative pronouns are;
Who, whose, which, that, what etc
Now see the following;
I return the book. He lent me the book.
I return the book that he lent me.
In the above sentence the relative pronoun that is linking the a pair of sentences, by acting as conjunction. Therefore it is also known as conjunctive pronoun but as it mainly relates the phrases or clauses, that is why it is called relative pronoun.
Look at the followings;
That is the boy who cheated me.
My sister, who is a psychiatrist, has been serving as a teacher.
This was the book that he stole.
I say what I think right.
He, who seeks, finds.
Ali was the boy, whom the prize was presented to.
They are the boys, whose confidence is low.
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