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How to use the reflexive pronouns?



 
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How to use the reflexive pronouns? #1 (permalink) Thu Nov 02, 2006 9:32 am   How to use the reflexive pronouns?
 

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #40 "Reflexive Pronouns", question 1

Once there was a young man who called ......... Icarus.

(a) myself
(b) himself
(c) herself

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #40 "Reflexive Pronouns", answer 1

Once there was a young man who called himself Icarus.

Correct answer: (b) himself
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How to use the reflexive pronouns? #2 (permalink) Thu Nov 02, 2006 9:36 am   How to use the reflexive pronouns?
 

Hi,

'Himself' refers to 'a young man'.

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himself #3 (permalink) Mon Nov 19, 2012 11:16 am   himself
 

Hello everybody!
Why not only: Once there was a young man who called Icarus.
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How to use the reflexive pronouns? #4 (permalink) Mon Nov 19, 2012 11:37 am   How to use the reflexive pronouns?
 

Hi Zerade,

'A young man' and 'Icarus' are the same person and that's why we use the reflexive pronoun. You could also say: a young man who was called Icarus.

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