Reflexive And Emphatic Pronouns Quiz

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Reflexive And Emphatic Pronouns Quiz - Quiz

Do you know enough about different types of pronouns and their uses? Can you complete these sentences using the reflexive and emphatic pronouns in the quiz below? Give it a try and test your knowledge regarding pronouns. Reflexive pronouns are used as an object and show the subject's action back to a person or thing, whereas emphatic pronoun emphasizes the subject's action. In this quiz, you must complete fill-in-the-blanks by choosing one of these pronouns. Can you do so? Let's check it out.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Henry likes to look at .......... in the mirror.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "himself" because the sentence is talking about Henry looking at something in the mirror. The word "himself" indicates that Henry is looking at his own reflection in the mirror.

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  • 2. 

    They hurt .......... badly.

    Explanation
    The sentence suggests that someone or something hurt themselves in a significant or severe manner. The word "themselves" indicates that the subject of the sentence is plural and refers to a group of people or things who caused harm to themselves.

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  • 3. 

    Donna likes to talk about .......... .

    Explanation
    Donna enjoys discussing her own experiences, thoughts, and personal life. She finds pleasure in sharing information and stories about herself with others.

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  • 4. 

    We must do this work by .......... .

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "ourselves" because it implies that the work needs to be done by the speaker and possibly others who are directly involved in the task. It suggests that no external help or assistance is required or desired in completing the work.

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  • 5. 

    James brought the monitor by .......... .

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "himself" because it indicates that James personally brought the monitor without any help or assistance from others.

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  • 6. 

    Put .......... in my position.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "yourself" because the phrase "Put yourself in my position" is a common expression used to ask someone to imagine themselves in someone else's situation or circumstances. By putting "yourself" in the blank, the sentence becomes grammatically correct and conveys the intended meaning.

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  • 7. 

    Daisy is old enough to look after .......... .

    Explanation
    Daisy is old enough to take care of herself. This means that she is capable of managing her own needs and responsibilities without assistance from others.

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  • 8. 

    I want to buy .......... a new camera.

    Explanation
    The word "myself" is the correct answer because it indicates that the speaker wants to buy a new camera for themselves. It implies that the speaker wants to personally own and use the camera.

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  • 9. 

    If you are not careful, you might hurt .......... .

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "yourself" because the phrase "if you are not careful" implies that the subject is at risk of getting hurt. Since the subject is not specified, it can be assumed that the potential harm is to the person who is not being careful, which would be themselves.

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  • 10. 

    I shall keep it for .......... .

    Explanation
    The phrase "I shall keep it for myself" suggests that the person wants to retain or possess something exclusively for their own use or benefit. By choosing the word "myself" as the answer, it indicates that the person does not want to share or give away whatever it is they are referring to.

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  • 11. 

    Robert enjoyed .......... travelling across Asia.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "himself" because the verb "enjoyed" requires a reflexive pronoun to indicate that Robert is enjoying the act of traveling on his own, without any company or assistance from others.

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  • 12. 

    The players were proud of .......... .

    Explanation
    The players were proud of themselves because they had achieved something or accomplished a goal. They felt a sense of satisfaction and accomplishment, knowing that they had put in the effort and hard work to succeed. Their pride stemmed from their own personal achievements and the recognition they received for their accomplishments.

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  • 13. 

    I'll see to it .......... .

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "myself" because it suggests that the person will take responsibility for ensuring that something is done. It implies that the person will personally handle the task or oversee its completion without relying on others.

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  • 14. 

    William has a very high opinion of .......... .

    Explanation
    William has a very high opinion of himself. This means that he has a strong belief in his own abilities, worth, and importance. He likely has a positive self-image and thinks highly of his own qualities and achievements.

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  • 15. 

    Keep .......... fit.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "yourself" because the phrase "keep yourself fit" means to maintain or improve one's physical health and well-being. It implies that the responsibility for staying fit lies with the individual, emphasizing the importance of personal effort and self-care in achieving and maintaining fitness.

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Dragana Videnov |English Language Teacher |
Dragana Videnov is an English language teacher working with primary school pupils. She's a leader of the school's journalists' club, editor of the school e-magazine, administrator of English learning blogs, and holds various educational ambassadorships and certifications.
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