Reflexive pronoun quiz

This is a detailed reflexive pronoun quiz that checks your understanding of reflexive pronouns. Detailed explanations of the answers are given to help understand the logic behind the answers.


#1. What is a reflexive pronoun in English?

#2. Which of these is not a reflexive pronoun?

Explanation: It is not even a word. The remaining three are reflexive pronouns.

#3. How many reflexive pronouns are there in English?

Explanation: There are 7 reflexive pronouns in English:

  • Myself
  • Ourselves
  • Yourself
  • Yourselves
  • Himself
  • Herself
  • Itself

#4. I blame ___ for the loss.

Explanation: The subject it reflects back is ‘I’. The reflexive pronoun for ‘I’ is myself. The first option ‘yourself’ is a reflexive pronoun for ‘you’ and the second one is an objective pronoun. I (subjective), Me (objective).

#5. She can do this ____.

Explanation: The subject of the sentence is ‘she’, indicating it is singular and female. The reflexive pronoun of ‘she’ is herself. That’s why the other options don’t fit the context.

#6. You are my best friend, and I am proud to say that you have come this far ____.

Explanation: The subject it refers to is ‘you’, which is one person as it is being called a friend in the sentence. The reflexive pronoun of a singular ‘you’ is yourself.

#7. Which of these reflexive pronouns does not refer to a plural subject?

Explanation: It refers to you (only one person). The first two refer to plural pronouns.

#8. Which of these is not an attribute of a reflexive pronoun?

#9. She has done it herself. Does the sentence have a reflexive pronoun?

Explanation: The word ‘herself’ is not a reflexive pronoun in the sentence; it works as an intensive pronoun. As an empathic pronoun, it emphasizes the subject doing something.

#10. Which of these statements is not true about a reflexive pronoun?

Explanation: A reflexive pronoun reflects back on the subject; it never works as the subject.


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