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Pronouns: Intensive and Reflexive Pronouns

Use standard forms of intensive pronouns and reflexive pronouns.

Intensive pronouns emphasize a preceding noun or pronoun, and reflexive pronouns identify a previously named noun or pronoun as the one receiving the action.
 
  Intensive     The president himself appeared at the gates.
  Reflexive     He introduced himself.

Intensive and Reflexive Pronouns

Person Singular Plural
First person myself ourselves
Second person yourself yourselves
Third person himself, herself, itself themselves

Forms such as hisself, theirself, and theirselves occur in spoken dialects but are not standard in writing.

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See also
Personal Pronouns
Possessive Forms
Clear Reference
Agreement with Antecedent
Gender Bias
Point of View
Use of you
Who Whom, Whoever Whomever