can you clearly explain the diffrence between "reflexive" and "emphatic pronoun

Hello,
I would like to extend the discussion to explain the difference between the two with the help of examples.
 
We use a reflexive pronoun when we want to refer back to the subject of the sentence or clause. Reflexive pronouns end in “-self" (singular) or “-selves” (plural).
 
There are eight reflexive pronouns, namely myself, yourself, himself, herself, itself, ourselves, yourselves and themselves.
 
Few instances of the same are:
·  He was ashamed of himself after his misconduct at school;
·  Please help yourselves;
·  Infants are unable to look after themselves; etc.
Emphatic pronouns, on the other hand, are used to just emphasise the action of the subject. For instance,
1.  He himself ordered the birthday cake;
2.  I consulted the property dealer myself, etc.
 
Kindly note that an emphatic pronoun can be removed from the sentence and the core meaning would not be affected. A reflexive pronoun, on the other hand, is vital. The sentence wouldn’t make complete sense or wouldn’t seem logical if you remove the reflexive pronoun.
 
Compare:
He himself cut the cake. He cut the cake.
He cut himself. He cut …what?
 
Thus, I hope the above explanations and the instances helped you understand the difference between the two.
Cheers!

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 Hi

Reflexive

A personal pronoun compounded with -self to show the agent's action affects the agent

Emphatic

An emphatic pronoun is a personal pronoun that is used to emphasize its referent.

 

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can you explain in a simpeler way Mr.SMARTYPANTS?

well any way if anyone knows the long words u used they would probably like the answer.

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 Emphatic pronouuns comes  immediately after the subject whereas reflexive don't.

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 Hello,

I would like to extend the discussion to explain the difference between the two with the help of examples.
 
We use a reflexive pronoun when we want to refer back to the subject of the sentence or clause. Reflexive pronouns end in “-self" (singular) or “-selves” (plural).
 
There are eight reflexive pronouns, namely myself, yourself, himself, herself, itself, ourselves, yourselves and themselves.
 
Few instances of the same are:
·  He was ashamed of himself after his misconduct at school;
·  Please help yourselves;
·  Infants are unable to look after themselves; etc.
Emphatic pronouns, on the other hand, are used to just emphasise the action of the subject. For instance,
1.  He himself ordered the birthday cake;
2.  I consulted the property dealer myself, etc.
 
Kindly note that an emphatic pronoun can be removed from the sentence and the core meaning would not be affected. A reflexive pronoun, on the other hand, is vital. The sentence wouldn’t make complete sense or wouldn’t seem logical if you remove the reflexive pronoun.
 
Compare:
He himself cut the cake. He cut the cake.
He cut himself. He cut …what?
 
Thus, I hope the above explanations and the instances helped you understand the difference between the two.

Cheers!

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 Hi

Reflexive

A personal pronoun compounded with -self to show the agent's action affects the agent

Emphatic

 

An emphatic pronoun is a personal pronoun that is used to emphasize its referent.

 
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Hello,

I would like to extend the discussion to explain the difference between the two with the help of examples.
 
We use a reflexive pronoun when we want to refer back to the subject of the sentence or clause. Reflexive pronouns end in “-self" (singular) or “-selves” (plural).
 
There are eight reflexive pronouns, namely myself, yourself, himself, herself, itself, ourselves, yourselves and themselves.
 
Few instances of the same are:
·  He was ashamed of himself after his misconduct at school;
·  Please help yourselves;
·  Infants are unable to look after themselves; etc.
Emphatic pronouns, on the other hand, are used to just emphasise the action of the subject. For instance,
1.  He himself ordered the birthday cake;
2.  I consulted the property dealer myself, etc.
 
Kindly note that an emphatic pronoun can be removed from the sentence and the core meaning would not be affected. A reflexive pronoun, on the other hand, is vital. The sentence wouldn’t make complete sense or wouldn’t seem logical if you remove the reflexive pronoun.
 
Compare:
He himself cut the cake. He cut the cake.
He cut himself. He cut …what?
 
Thus, I hope the above explanations and the instances helped you understand the difference between the two.

Cheers!

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