Reflexive or Emphasising Pronouns – Exercises

Emphasising pronouns are used to convey emphasis. Possessive pronouns are used to show possession.

Reflexive or Emphasising Pronouns Exercises

Q. Fill in the blanks with suitable reflexive or emphasising pronouns:

  1. Children, I am sure you enjoyed _________________ at the party.
  2. The plan _________________ was fine but you did not explain it properly.
  3. You are holding a sharp knife. Be careful lest you should cut ________________.
  4. We have often made the same mistake ________________.
  5. She is looking very pleased with _________________ Anything special?

Answer

  1. yourselves
  2. itself
  3. yourself
  4. ourselves
  5. herself
  6. himself

Q. Fill in the blanks with suitable reflexive or emphasising pronouns:

  1. He slipped in the bathroom and hurt _________________.
  2. The buffalo defended _________________ bravely when a lion attacked it.
  3. He amused _________________ by playing with the dog.
  4. We should blame _________________ instead of holding others responsible.
  5. You _________________ wanted to change your school, why are you complaining now?

Answer

  1. himself
  2. Itself
  3. himself
  4. ourselves
  5. yourself

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