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2. Intensive Pronouns - The -self Words

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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:

Formal

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

Informal

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

Now let’s visit the indefinite pronouns.

 

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