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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.