Meaning of YOURSELF in English
Frequency: The word is one of the 1500 most common words in English.
Note: 'Yourself' is the second person reflexive pronoun.
A speaker or writer uses ~ to refer to the person that they are talking or writing to. Yourself is used when the object of a verb or preposition refers to the same person as the subject of the verb.
Have the courage to be honest with ~ and about ~...
Your baby depends on you to look after ~ properly while you are pregnant...
Treat yourselves to a glass of wine to help you relax at the end of the day.
PRON: v PRON, prep PRON
You use ~ to emphasize the person that you are referring to.
They mean to share the business between them, after you ~ are gone, Sir...
I’ve been wondering if you yourselves have any idea why she came.
You use ~ instead of ‘you’ for emphasis or in order to be more polite when ‘you’ is the object of a verb or preposition.
A wealthy man like ~ is bound to make an enemy or two along the way...
by ~: see by
PRON: v PRON, prep PRON politeness
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