What Are Emphatic Pronouns? Definition and Examples

Emphatic Pronoun or Intensive Pronoun

Emphatic Pronoun is a personal pronoun. 

We use it to explain the action done by the noun without anyone’s help.  

Emphatic Pronoun is similar to Reflexive Pronoun

Sometimes Compound Personal Pronouns are used to emphasize the noun. 

Such function words are called Emphatic Pronouns or Intensive Pronouns.

Examples of Emphatic Pronoun

Emphatic pronoun cannot be used as subject. They are placed immediately after the pronoun or noun which they emphasize. We don’t use these as the object of a verb.

Here are some examples. These function words are in bold letters.

  • myself did it.

This sentence gives the information that I didn’t take anyone’s help and I did it. The word ‘myself’ is emphasizing the pronoun ‘I’.

Let’s have some more examples.

  • I myself checked all the paid bills. (‘myself’ emphasizes ‘I’)
  • I myself will try to solve this problem.
  • myself carried his lunchbox and gave him.
  • You yourself can write that article. (‘yourself’ emphasizes ‘you’)
  • You yourself could get it very well.
  • In this case you yourself should interfere.
  • He himself attended that lecture. (‘himself’ emphasizes ‘he’)
  • He himself will give up.
  • He himself broke his window pane.
  • The building itself is very tall. (‘itself’ emphasizes ‘building’)
  • The dog itself caught the ball. (‘itself’ emphasizes ‘dog’)
  • She herself will search it. (‘herself’ emphasizes ‘she’)
  • She herself takes care of her kids.
  • We ourselves will patch it up.
  • We ourselves had gone to the particular place.
  • The secretary himself welcomed us to the school. (‘himself’ emphasizes ‘secretary’)
  • They themselves admitted their misdeed. (‘themselves’ emphasizes ‘they’)
  • They themselves clean their premises.

Now it is easy to understand, so you can write some examples by using Emphatic Pronouns in the sentences.

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