Reflexive Verbs for intermediate learners

Reflexive verbs are verbs that are used transitively to reflect back to the subject. Let us learn more. Follow the article.

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"Reflexive Verbs" in the English Grammar

What Are Reflexive Verbs?

Reflexive verbs are those verbs whose direct objects are the same as their subject. The verbs reflect an action that is done by the subject to itself.

Tip!

All reflexive verbs are transitive verbs, because they must have an object.

Reflexive verbs are used with reflexive pronouns: myself, yourself, himself, herself, itself, ourselves, yourselves, and themselves in English. For example:

I cut myself while chopping carrots.

How to Identify Reflexive Verbs?

In English, reflexive verbs are not some unique words. And they also do not have a special conjugation pattern. Other words within a sentence can help us identify a reflexive verb.

She introduced herself to the class.

Reflexive verbs are any action transitive verbs, and they are next to a reflexive pronoun.

He is trying to convince himself to accept the offer.

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