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Reflexive Verbs

“Help yourself …”
Reflexive verbs are verbs whose direct object is the same as their subject, for example:
I hurt myself.
He helped himself to the food.
When using reflexive verbs, it is necessary to use reflexive pronouns, which are the direct objects of the reflexive sentence. All of the English reflexive pronouns is shown below:
Imyself
youyourself
hehimself
sheherself
ititself
theythemselves
weourselves
oneoneself
Reflexive pronouns are not only used with reflexive verbs. More about reflexive pronouns.

Reflexive verbs

Any transitive verb can be used as a reflexive verb when combined with a reflexive pronoun. Despite this, reflexive verbs are not very common in English. Some verbs commonly used as reflexive verbs are shown below:
VerbExample sentence
to amuseThe children amused themselves while I worked.
to blameHe blamed himself for the loss
to convinceI convinced myself that it was a good idea.
to cutShe cut herself with the knife
to dry [off]Dry yourself off with this towel.
to enjoyI enjoyed myself at the part.
to helpHelp yourself to the food and drinks!
to hurtBe careful – don’t hurt yourself!
to introduceHe introduced himself to me.
to killThe inmate killed herself.
to makeMake yourself at home.
to preparePrepare yourself well for the English exam.
to serveServe yourself from the buffet.
to teachHe taught himself to play guitar.
Note that these verbs can, of course, be used normally – without reflexive pronouns. I blamed myself. reflexive
He blamed himself. reflexive
I blamed him. not reflexive