Article »

2. Intensive Pronouns - The -self Words

This article is about 2. Intensive Pronouns - The -self Words — enjoy your reading!

Pronouns that Emphasize

Finally, the ‑self words also serve as intensives, structures enabling us to emphasize. We use them to repeat the noun referred to. In formal style, we put the ‑self word directly after the noun. In less formal settings, we can move it to the end of the clause:


I myself finished the report. The judge herself wrote the majority opinion.


I finished the report myself. The judge wrote the majority opinion herself.

Now let’s visit the indefinite pronouns.


Previous: 2. Reflexive Pronouns - The -self Words Next: 3. Indefinite Pronouns

Have a discussion about this article with the community:


Use the citation below to add this article to your bibliography:


"2. Intensive Pronouns - The -self Words." STANDS4 LLC, 2017. Web. 21 Nov. 2017. <>.

Free Writing Tool:

Grammar Checker

Improve your grammar, vocabulary, and writing -- and it's FREE!

Improve your writing now:

Download Grammar eBooks

It’s now more important than ever to develop a powerful writing style. After all, most communication takes place in reports, emails, and instant messages.