myself, yourself, herself, himself, itself, ourselves, yourselves, and themselves*
Reflexive pronouns are used when the subject and the object in a sentence are the same person.
I hit myself with a hammer.
John hit himself with a hammer.
These sentences are not correct:
X I hit me with a hammer.
X John hit him with a hammer. (If John hit John.)
But remember, when the subject and object are different people, use the regular object pronouns (me, you, he, she, it, us, and them**.)
I hit her (Susan) with a hammer.
John hit him (Jack) with a hammer.
Check Your UnderstandingUse the the object to use a *reflexive pronoun or **object pronoun.
A. Mary loves John. Mary loves him.
B. Tony and Faye saw Tony and Faye in the mirror. Tony and Faye saw themselves in the mirror.
1. Jim asked Carrie about the dance.
Jim asked about the dance.
2. The animal cleaned the animal with its tongue.
The animal cleaned with its tongue.
3. David and Alex asked Mr. Jones for advice.
David and Alex asked for advice.
4. You three kids will cut you three kids if you play with knives.
You three kids will cut if you play with knives.
5. Lisa and I gave Lisa and I a present from the mall.
Lisa and I gave a present from the mall.
6. Did Mrs. Nichols talk to you after class?
Did Mr. Nichols talk to after class?
7. Mr. Nichols talked to Mr. Nichols after class.
Mr. Nichols talked to after class.