Grammar Patterns

V pron-refl

V pron-refl

The verb is followed by a reflexive pronoun.This pattern has one structure:
    Verb with Object
    Lise severely injured herself in a fall.
V pron-refl
 Verb groupreflexive pronoun
SubjectVerbObject
Iassertedmyself.
Hecouldn't kidhimself.
Shemight scratchherself.
Phrasal verbs: V pron-refl P
 Verb groupreflexive pronounParticle
SubjectVerb...Object...Verb
 Pullyourselftogether.
Moirastretchedherselfout.
Thingswill workthemselvesout.
Verbs with this pattern belong to the following meaning groups:
The 'hang' groupThe 'flatter' groupThe 'demean' groupThe 'exert' groupThe 'compose' groupThe 'delude' groupThe 'excel' groupThe 'explain' groupThe 'occupy' groupThe 'stretch out' groupThe 'reproduce' groupThe 'enjoy' groupThe 'hide' groupThe 'absent' groupThe 'present' groupVerbs with other meaningsStructure information

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