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Usage of ourselves #1 (permalink) Sun Jun 08, 2008 16:33 pm   Usage of ourselves
 

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #40 "Reflexive Pronouns", question 4

His father said again and again if we don't take care, we'd hurt ..........

(a) themselves
(b) yourselves
(c) ourselves

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #40 "Reflexive Pronouns", answer 4

His father said again and again if we don't take care, we'd hurt ourselves.

Correct answer: (c) ourselves
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Usage of ourselves #2 (permalink) Thu Jun 12, 2008 9:01 am   Usage of ourselves
 

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'Ourselves' is reflexive-- it reflects the action of the verb back onto the subject.

We hurt ourselves.
I saw myself in the mirror.
She bought herself a new bag.
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