A reflexive pronoun is formed by adding ‘‘-self’’ or ‘‘-selves’’ to a personal
➲ Reflexive pronouns
include the first-person pronouns, myself and ourselves.
The second-person pronouns are yourself and yourselves. The
third-person pronouns are himself, herself, itself, and themselves.
The young lady carried in all her packages by herself.
They relied upon themselves to finish the daunting task.
Will he remember to help himself to the food on the table?
➲ Demonstrative pronouns point out a specific person, place, thing, or
idea. This, that, these, and those are demonstrative pronouns.
This birthday card is intriguing.
These crossword puzzles sure are stumpers!
Are those stars always visible to us?
➲ Interrogative pronouns introduce questions. What, which, who,
whom, and whose are interrogative pronouns.
Whose bicycle is this?
Which of these is the correct answer, Paula?
Whom did you ask to watch your dog while you went on vacation?
Bold Fashion From a Colorful Critter
This harlequin shrimp isn t clowning around (yeah, yeah, cue groans).Hymenocera elegans here is found in the waters off of Indonesia. Popular among aquarium enthusiasts for their bright colors, harlequin shrimp are nonetheless tough to care for in a tank. One reason is their diet: They eat only starfish (and sometimes sea urchins), and they reportedly prefer to eat them alive. Since the prey is so much larger than the predator, it sometimes takes the shrimp two weeks to finish off a single (living) starfish. No wonder people think clowns are scary.