Hisself vs. Himself

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  • Himself

    In language, a reflexive pronoun, sometimes simply called a reflexive, is a pronoun that is preceded or followed by the noun, adjective, adverb or pronoun to which it refers (its antecedent) within the same clause.

    In the English language specifically, a reflexive pronoun will end in ‑self or ‑selves, and refer to a previously named noun or pronoun (myself, yourself, ourselves, etc.). Intensive pronouns, used for emphasis, take the same form.

    In generative grammar, a reflexive pronoun is an anaphor that must be bound by its antecedent (see binding). In a general sense, it is a noun phrase that obligatorily gets its meaning from another noun phrase in the sentence. Different languages have different binding domains for reflexive pronouns, according to their structure.

  • Hisself (pronoun)

    form of Variant form|himself

  • Himself (pronoun)

    Him; the male object of a verb or preposition that also appears as the subject

    “He injured himself.”

  • Himself (pronoun)

    He; used as an intensifier, often to emphasize that the referent is the exclusive participant in the predicate

    “He was injured himself.”

  • Himself (pronoun)

    The subject or non-reflexive object of a predicate; he himself.

  • Himself (pronoun)

    The subject or non-reflexive object of a predicate; he used of upper-class gentlemen, or sarcastically, of men who imagine themselves to be more important than others

    “Has himself come down to breakfast yet?”

    “Have you seen himself yet this morning?”


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