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Tuesday the 21st of February, 2017
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TENSE TUESDAY: RECIPROCAL PRONOUNS

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Hello everyone! I hope you're having a fabulous day and ready to learn a little grammar. Today we are looking at the reciprocal pronouns EACH OTHER and ONE ANOTHER

We use EACH OTHER and ONE ANOTHER in a situation when two or more speakers do an exchange of actions. In the past, EACH OTHER was for two people and ONE ANOTHER was for more than two people, but these days we use them interchangeably.

Example 1: Sarah and Sophia helped one another with their homework. (Sarah helped Sophia and Sophia helped Sara.)

Example 2: Sarah and Sophia helped each other with their homework. 

Example 3: The twins always look at each other before answering a question. 

Example 4: The twins always look at one another before answering a question.

Example 5: It's tradition that the bride and groom don't see each other on their wedding day. 

Example 6: It's tradition that the bride and groom don’t see one another on their wedding day.

That's all for today. Thanks for reading! Have an excellent day.



Tuesday the 14th of February, 2017
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TENSE TUESDAY: REFLEXIVE PRONOUNS

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Good morning, readers! Are you having a good day? I hope so.

Today we are looking at Reflexive Pronouns. Here are the Reflexive Pronouns in English.

Singular: myself, yourself, himself, herself, itself

Plural: ourselves, yourselves, themselves

We use a Reflexive Pronoun when a verb has the same object AND subject. The Reflexive Pronoun is usually the Direct Object of the sentence.

Example 1: The students are teaching themselves Mandarin.

Example 2: The restaurant owner introduced himself to us and apologized for the bread with mould on it.

Example 3: I'm sorry I forgot your birthday. I can only blame myself.

Example 4: The vacuum cleaner works now. It seems to have fixed itself.

Note that we must use a TRANSITIVE verb because the verb must take an object to have a reflexive pronoun.

Example 5 (incorrect): **I'll remain myself here.**

That's all for today. Don't tire yourself out by working too hard!

Thanks for reading and have a wonderful day!