R is for. . . Reflexive Pronouns Cause A Ruckus
Reflexive Pronouns Cause A Ruckus
Grammar Girl, a popular grammar and writing blog found on the Internet, says that she receives a lot of questions related to proper and improper use of reflexive pronouns.
People seem to have strong opinions on this topic. One group sees or hears mistakes in using reflexive pronouns, and they get bent out of shape. Another group doesn’t even notice the mistakes. And some think the improperly used reflexive pronouns are used correctly and look down on those who don’t use them the same way. What’s the truth? Who is right?
One theory is that people get confused on when to use I or me in sentences, so they use the reflexive pronoun myself instead. Another theory is that using…
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