Intensive Pronouns Grammar Video Lesson

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Intensive Pronouns Definition

An intensive pronoun is a pronoun ending in -self or -selves and is used to emphasize the noun or pronoun to which it is referring. Intensive pronouns take the same forms as reflexive pronouns but are used differently: myself, yourself, himself, herself, itself, ourselves, yourselves, and themselves.

Examples of Intensive Pronouns

Some examples of intensive pronouns would be the following:

  • Gina herself organized the banquet.
  • Mitchell did the entire project
  • I myself am a fan of mystery novels.
  • We painted the whole house ourselves.

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