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Test your understanding of the English lesson by answering these questions. You will get the answers and your score at the end of the quiz.
Which of the following is wrong?

Which of the following is wrong?

Which of the following is correct?

Which of the following is correct?

You should do the assignment by ___________. You are supposed to do it alone, without anyone helping you.

My grandmother baked this pie ___________.


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146 Comments on “4 Grammar Mistakes: MYSELF, YOURSELF & Other Reflexive Pronouns”


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6/6 !!!! Thank you!!!

Monday, July 2nd 2012

    thank you

    Tuesday, July 10th 2012

      Thanks for this video lesson Rebecca.

      Saturday, May 17th 2014

        What I liked most about this lesson Rebecca were -in the first place- your easy to understand definition of object pronouns.

        In the second place, your illustrative examples.They further explained how to use them properly.

        Studying English grammar watching your videos is beyond doubt a great learning experience.

        Thanks a lot and take care!

        Saturday, May 17th 2014

    Thankz

    Monday, February 4th 2013

    I did the maximum (6/6) by myself. It is not correct because it is obvious, but I am just saying…

    Thursday, July 25th 2013

    What I liked most about this lesson Rebecca were -in the first place- your easy to understand definition of object pronouns.

    In the second place, your illustrative examples.They further explained how to use them properly.

    Studying English grammar watching your videos is beyond doubt a great learning experience.

    Thanks a lot and take care!

    Saturday, May 17th 2014

Hi Rebecca,I am from AZerbaijan- I have been a member of this site,you’re awesome teacher,this lesson’s so useful,I thank you so much for this,knock’m dead :) best regards

Monday, July 2nd 2012

    i mean I have been a member of this site since 2011 ;) and I have learned a lot of things from you )

    Monday, July 2nd 2012

Hi teacher !
is it correct to say “both of you should be proud of himself”, isn’t it?

Monday, July 2nd 2012

    it seems this way better “Both of you should be proud of yourself”

    Monday, July 9th 2012

      Both is plurial so “yourselves” will be more appropriate

      Saturday, July 21st 2012

6/6 :) I love it

Monday, July 2nd 2012

Very interesting lesson, thank you very much Rebecca.

Monday, July 2nd 2012

Hi, dear teacher. I have a question. if you answer my question it will make me happy:) dear teacher can u explain me as. . . as and single as. what is difference between them? i meant for ex: my car is not as small as yours. and my car is not small as yours.
Best regards
Elvin (from Azerbaijan)

Monday, July 2nd 2012

He cut himself while chopping the potatoes.
I think word s comes with the verb cut, is it correct gramatically?
please guide.

Monday, July 2nd 2012

It is correct becuase this sentence refers to a past situation, but it may be confusing since cut has the same form for past and past participle.

Monday, July 2nd 2012

    Yes the same form in the past, but the past participle is formed with the auxiliary “have” So that none confusing is possible.
    SP: I cut myself
    PP: I have cut myself

    Saturday, July 21st 2012

i pass the quiz perfect yes

Monday, July 2nd 2012

thanks to the whole team of engvid:)

common uses:
1)subject and object in a sentence are the same:

The baby saw himself/herself in the mirror and laughed.
If you don’t know him, you should introduce yourself.

2)Emphasize a noun, placed immediately after the noun:

Money itself can’t buy happiness.
I myself am not interested.

3)”by + Ref.Pronoun” signifies that the performer of the action had no help:

She made the dress by herself.

4)”be + Ref.Pronoun” means to act or behave in an unusual manner:

I am sorry for getting angry. I guess I am not myself today.

5)Ref.Pronoun used after many verb + preposition combination:

If you believe in yourself, you will succeed.
Take care of yourselves while I’m away.
If you don’t care about yourself, nobody else will.

Best,
Mursaleen
skype: mursaleen_1

Monday, July 2nd 2012

    nice comment

    Tuesday, July 3rd 2012

    I have a question, why she say in the example: John and I are partners. Why is not correct use ME instead of I ?

    Wednesday, December 5th 2012

      “John” and “I” are the “subject” of the sentence and subjects appear in nominative case-form.
      “Me” refers to the “object” of a sentence and objects appear in accusative case-form.
      For example, in the sentence “John invited me”, “me” is the object and therefore appears in accusative form.
      The nominative/accusative differentiation also appears in “he/him”, “she/her”, “we/us” and “they/them”.

      Sunday, May 26th 2013

        Wait a minute guys!!!. . . nominative? . . . accusative case? . . . what on earth are you talking about?

        With all due respect, I think you should take a close look at Rafu’s explanation, it goes to the point.

        Regards

        Saturday, May 17th 2014

    you’re great!

    Sunday, February 23rd 2014

    Oh, my God!!! I bet you ARE an English teacher, aren’t you?

    It never crossed my mind that I could ran across an explanation like this around here.

    Now, the use of reflective pronouns makes much more sense to me; of course, thanks to your short grammar explanations and examples.

    Woooow!!!!

    Thanks for sharing this information with us Mursalee45.

    By for now.

    Saturday, May 17th 2014

thanks rebecca my score 6/6

Tuesday, July 3rd 2012

I did it . Thanks a lot .

Tuesday, July 3rd 2012

Nice. i like it

Tuesday, July 3rd 2012

It was very interesting! Thanks a lot, Rebecca.

Tuesday, July 3rd 2012

i’m confused when we use the word ‘even’

Tuesday, July 3rd 2012

I am a malian student, there is something that I did not understand concerning repeat oneself, For I can hear many people using it. do you mean that the right way to say it is simply repeat?
thanks

Tuesday, July 3rd 2012

yeah rihgt. thank u Rebecca u r such a great teacher. keep teaching english please.

Tuesday, July 3rd 2012

thank you you are great teacher

Tuesday, July 3rd 2012

Hi Rebecca,
I’m happy because I socred 6 out of 6…yehyeh…Very useful lesson.
Since I became a member of your site I’ve learned a lot. Thank you very much.

Tuesday, July 3rd 2012

hi Rebecca,
i have two question,
1- the third example can i say
he hurt himself when he’s playing hockey?

2- why you use playing not played ?

Tuesday, July 3rd 2012

Thank you so much.

Tuesday, July 3rd 2012

Hello teacher!I am so pleased myself after your lesson .Thank you so much.

Tuesday, July 3rd 2012

Hi Rebecca. Thank you very much for the lesson. It was so useful.

Tuesday, July 3rd 2012

thank you very much ! i learned a lot when watching your videos :)

Tuesday, July 3rd 2012

perfect score:)

Tuesday, July 3rd 2012

dear Rubeca madam. this is my first comment on engvid..just a word to say thank you soooo much for the video. and i learnt a new point on reflexive pronouns for the first time.

Tuesday, July 3rd 2012

5/6 are correct
not to bad :)

Tuesday, July 3rd 2012

Good lesson. Thank you so much. :)

Tuesday, July 3rd 2012

Thanks for such info. I enjoyed the lesson and learnt something.

Tuesday, July 3rd 2012

Thank you very much Rebecca. I hope to find more quizes here to practice my grammar. I look for any fun or funny way to improve my grammar. I wish all the best for you! Cata
skype id: catamari2006

Wednesday, July 4th 2012

Hi Rebecca. Just a consultation, the last example about Bob shave himself. Does it should be correct if we consider that bob could be shaved by a barber?.
Thanks a lot in advance.

Wednesday, July 4th 2012

got perfect score on quiz. Thanks a lot for this lesson Teacher Rebecca.

Wednesday, July 4th 2012

wooow i get score 6 out of 6 nice thanks rebecca for give us this lessson and keeep going to help us have a good day.

Wednesday, July 4th 2012

Hi Rebecca, thank you for the lesson, but I’ve already watched the others videos on EngVid.com about Reflexive Pronoun, but none of them explain how to use the Reflexive “one another”, “each other”…

Could you please explain how/when to use it?

Wednesday, July 4th 2012

Encore une fois merci Rebecca

Thursday, July 5th 2012

hi dear rebecca!
thank u for the lesson.i loved it very much.but i’m a little confused with the sentence ‘i enjoyed at the party’ whats wrong with the sentence?
regards.

Thursday, July 5th 2012

    yes i`m really confused with sentence i feel it`s ok when say i enjoyed at the party

    Monday, July 9th 2012

    I think, the sentence ‘i enjoyed at the party’ is incorrect. Because the word ‘enjoy’ is a transitive verb. Transitive verbs are action verbs that have an object to receive that action. In that sentence the verb ‘enjoy’ has no object. It provokes a question that what i enjoyed.
    So this sentence should have to be like ‘i enjoyed the dance/music/food/atmosphere at the party’.
    Instead of ‘enjoy’ if I use another verb such as – ‘sing’, the sentence will be correct without having an object. (I sang at the party.) Because here ‘sing’ is an intransitive verb.

    Saturday, August 17th 2013

      You’re right, and that’s an excellent explanation!

      Sunday, August 18th 2013

      Oh, my God!!! I bet you ARE an English teacher, aren’t you?

      It never crossed my mind that I could ran across an explanation like this around here.

      Now, the use of reflective pronouns makes much more sense to me; of course, thanks to your grammar explanation.

      Woooow!!!!

      Thanks for sharing this information with us Rafu.

      Saturday, May 17th 2014

Hi teacher ,
thanks for your lesson but i`m really confused with the sentence
” i enjoyed my self at the party ” why can`t we say i enjoyed at the party ? what is the wrong in it ???

Monday, July 9th 2012

i like it

Monday, July 9th 2012

excellent help, thanks

Tuesday, July 10th 2012

thank you madam Rebecca, if you can teach us how to order adjectives,it will be a very importent many of us…. thank you again

Wednesday, July 11th 2012

thank you teacher ..
i have been always asked my , when should i use yourself instead yourselves ….
thanks

Wednesday, July 11th 2012

One thing I would like to say to you Rebecca, you are the most clear english speaker I ever heard.

Wednesday, July 11th 2012

Hi good day

Thursday, July 12th 2012

thank you so much <3
i hope you do some leasons " who to pass toefl exam "

Thursday, July 12th 2012

    how **

    Thursday, July 12th 2012

Thank you for your class Rebecca. Greetings from Colombia!

Friday, July 13th 2012

i love you rebacca

Saturday, July 14th 2012

Thank you for the lesson.

Saturday, July 14th 2012

I have done all of the six questions by myself; and all of them are correct.

Sunday, July 15th 2012

It’s usefull…I add somthing new today. Thank you Rebecca.

Monday, July 16th 2012

thank u so much. u r licture is so helpfull

Monday, July 16th 2012

how is verey body

Wednesday, July 18th 2012

yeah thanks it was useful

Monday, July 23rd 2012

Very good explainsation. easy to understand.

Tuesday, July 24th 2012

Hello Rebecca, how are you ? Firstly, thanks for this video. Sorry my bad grammar, it’s the best I’d do by myself, without tralsnator.
Check out if I’ve understood the lesson.
I myself (singular)
you yourself (singular)
he himself (singular)
she herself (singular)
it itself (singular)
we ourselves (plural)
you yourselves (plural)
they themselves (plural)
My conclusion: we use the the Reflexive Pronoun when the subject makes and in the same time receives the action. Right ? I hope that so.
We can also use the Reflexive Pronoun to emphasize, but it’s another case. And about the use of (one = oneself) Is it generally used in modern English ?
Thank you Rebecca, I love your videos. As I’ve said, sorry my grammar, I’m from Brazil.

Sunday, July 29th 2012

6 out of 6.Thanks very much!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, August 1st 2012

thank you for your lessons

Tuesday, August 7th 2012

thanks

Tuesday, August 28th 2012

Hi, I’m Venezuelan I love the classes they teach you recommend accessed anytime and anywhere. Congratulations Prof. Rebeca
It explains very well

Wednesday, August 29th 2012

Tank u very much Rebecca. I clarified so many doubts by watching this videos. u guy’s doing a wonderful job. Keep it up.
Tank u all of u.

Thursday, August 30th 2012

thanks so lot, teacher

Wednesday, September 5th 2012

Hi Rebecca,
thx 4 this lesson…I lyk new version of quiz ;)

Wednesday, September 12th 2012

I’m proud of my score! I got 5/6,and i’m eight years old.

Thursday, September 13th 2012

Rebecca you are the best English teacher I’ve ever seen!!

Saturday, September 22nd 2012

Thank you Rebecca! =)

Tuesday, September 25th 2012

6 :)))))

Wednesday, September 26th 2012

that was a great lesson, you are very good at teaching. thanks, regards

Thursday, September 27th 2012

Hi,
In the 3rd example it is written
He hurt himself when playing hockey. My doubt is –is it hurt or hurts since the subject is singular

Sunday, September 30th 2012

Thanks for your explanation Rebecca. I didn’t know when I should use reflexive pronoun in plural senteces. But, now I Know. Thanks a lot

Monday, October 1st 2012

I got 5 correct out of 6.I am very sad. I hope next time will be better.When I find myself in times of trouble,mather Mary comes to me,speaking words of wisdom,let it be.Greetings from Poland.

Saturday, October 6th 2012

Hi teacher Ronni

Your way of teaching is interesting. I have a question. If I say, I enjoyed at the party. Is this correct? Please explain.

Friday, October 12th 2012

Hello Ronni,I have a question about “a step”.I saw one sentence:”I took a step backwards to allow her to pass.” Could “a step” be the meaning of precaution? Does “a step” mean the real number? Or both meanings are included?

Friday, October 19th 2012

Hi Rebacca it was very useful lesson for me.

Thnaks

Thursday, October 25th 2012

6/6 thanks :)

Tuesday, November 6th 2012

Thanks Rebecca.God bless you .you’re a great teacher.have a good one .

Sunday, November 11th 2012

thank you dear teacher Rebecca
i got 100 D it was wonderful i know you are a great teacher i love you and appreciate you hop you be successful to all part of your life
regards
you student
Wead
from Kabul AFG

Saturday, November 17th 2012

sorry i forgot the “r” your student from Kabul
hop you forgave me for my mistake
Weda

Saturday, November 17th 2012

I got 6/6, 100. Yes!!!

Thursday, November 22nd 2012

I DO TWO MISTAKES BUT I UNDERSTAND THE LESSON .THANKS REBECCA.GOOD JOB.

Sunday, November 25th 2012

this lesson is too easy to be in advanced level

Sunday, December 23rd 2012

Hello Rebecca!
First of all thanks for your lessons.
I’d like to ask you what’s the difference between “by myself, by yourself, etc.” and “on my own, on your own, etc,”.
For example: “I made this cake by myself”, or “I made it on my own” ?
Is there a rule about it?
Thanks for your help,
Renato

Sunday, January 6th 2013

Dear Rebecca,
This is an awesome class, quick and super-efficient. I watched 2 of your videos, and then I’ve got an A at the quiz. Thank you very much!
I’ll be trying to check as many as possible of your classes,
Sincerely,
Andy

Thursday, January 10th 2013

Very good lesson, thank you very much

Tuesday, January 15th 2013

perfect lesson.thank you.

Thursday, January 24th 2013

interesting lesson. thanks

Saturday, January 26th 2013

Oh no, 1 wrong!

Tuesday, January 29th 2013

Please help me in rectifying the error in the sentence
‘All the guest who the President invited to the party enjoyed a lot.’

Please give a bit detailed explanation.

Regards
Shaan

Wednesday, January 30th 2013

    “All the guestS THAT the President invited to the party enjoyed IT a lot”.

    The pronout “IT” refers to the “party”

    This last sentence sounds a bit more natural to me.

    Hope this helps

    Regards

    Saturday, May 17th 2014

wow 10 out of ten ..

Thursday, January 31st 2013

i needs videos lessons of all grammar tenses.
please

Monday, February 4th 2013

God bless you

Sunday, February 10th 2013

Mrs Rebecca thanks for your teaching i got it

Tuesday, February 12th 2013

I certainly put myself in a much better position today
:-)

Sunday, March 31st 2013

In the question two, I thought the correct answer was the first one. Would you mind telling me why is it wrong?

Thursday, April 11th 2013

Thanks!

Sunday, April 21st 2013

Thanks Rebecca! Nice lesson, as usual!

Saturday, May 18th 2013

6/6!

Tuesday, May 21st 2013

I liked this test! thanks!

Saturday, May 25th 2013

Thank you very much. The best wishes for you.

Monday, May 27th 2013

Thank you.

Tuesday, May 28th 2013

Thank you

Friday, May 31st 2013

6/6 Thanks!

Sunday, June 30th 2013

Thanks Rebecca.

Tuesday, July 23rd 2013

Thank you very Mrs Rebecca.
I need more practicing. 83%

Saturday, August 17th 2013

Hi, Rebecca.
Thank you for apprehensible lessons, but I have a question.
Can we say: “Bob shaved Nick.”?
If so, then it’s correct to say, that “Bob shaved himself.” Isn’t it?

Wednesday, August 28th 2013

    HI,
    In my book,we can say: “Bob shaved his face” instead of “Bob shaved himself” that might doesn’t make sense!! & Bob shaved Nick’s face is right probably!!!!

    Gooodluck! :)

    Tuesday, September 24th 2013

      Thank you, Fatima.
      I think you are right. It’s my own language ;).

      Tuesday, September 24th 2013

Lots of tnx.
I got :D .

Tuesday, September 24th 2013

    Yes, you’re a rock star, Fátima. What a lovely name! But don’t be so enthusiastic. That’s a piece if cake.
    Probably? Might and probably? It doesn’t make any sense.

    Wednesday, September 25th 2013

Hi there
i made 6/6 Cheer

Thursday, October 10th 2013

Tell me please, why in the second question of quiz, in the last sentence is not ”themselves”but themself ? However, ”They repeat themself many time” is considered the correct answer.Thank you very much. Good lesson !

Saturday, October 26th 2013

*Could you tell me, please…..question of the quiz….I’m sorry for the mistakes!

Monday, October 28th 2013

Hi Swan1,
You had to find out the wrong question and in this case “themself” is wrong :-)

Wednesday, November 20th 2013

Thanks a lot! Rebecca! Good lesson!

Thursday, December 12th 2013

About the ” shave” If it’s the first time that a man ( boy) makes his beard, I want to talk with emphasis. Is it wrong to say ” Bob shaved himself ” anyway ?
Thanks you Rebecca!

Wednesday, December 18th 2013

Thanks I got 67%

Sunday, February 16th 2014

Hi Rebecca, thank you very much.

Sunday, April 6th 2014

Thanks! ;)

Tuesday, April 22nd 2014

when i answered the quiz No 2 by mistake i thought that the question is ((( Which of the following is correct?)))
Therefor the mistake happened
Anyways many thanks my teacher Ms. Rebecca =

Wednesday, May 7th 2014

Thank Rebecca.

Thursday, July 17th 2014

got 4/6.i did see where i went wrong.thanks alot

Wednesday, July 23rd 2014

got 4/6.i did see where i went wrong.i did learn alot.

Wednesday, July 23rd 2014

its gng to help me a lot…thanks to james

Thursday, July 24th 2014

please, which is the correct form of the sentence and why?
they repeat themself.
they repeat themselves.

Friday, August 1st 2014

Ohhh thanks Rebecca, this time the results doesn’t reflect my knowleadge because I supposed to made the right answer and no wrong in first and second questions ( Were inverse ). So I got 67 % but I know totally right those.

Sunday, August 10th 2014

hy mamm thnk u so much for ur valuable commnt.

Saturday, September 20th 2014
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