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Definición de “herself” en inglés

herself

pronoun     /hɜːˈself/ US  /hɝː-/
A2 used to refer to a female object of a verb, that is the same person or animal as the subject of the verb: She kept telling herself that nothing was wrong. My mother would worry herself to death if she knew what I was doing.Reflexive forms B2 used to emphasize a particular woman, girl, or female animal: She decorated the cake herself. She herself admitted that it was wrong.Reflexive forms (all) by herself A2 If a woman or girl does something by herself, she does it alone or without help from anyone else: She lives by herself in an enormous house. Holly's only three but she wrote her name all by herself.Reflexive formsAloneSeparateness and isolation in space (all) to herself for her use only: Mum's got the house to herself this weekend.Single, double and multiple not be/seem/feel herself not to be, seem, or feel as happy or healthy as usual: Is Michelle all right? She doesn't seem quite herself at the moment.Reflexive forms in herself UK informal used when describing or asking about a woman's state of mind when she is physically ill: I know she's got back trouble but how is she in herself?Feelings - general words Gramática:Pronouns: reflexive (myself, themselves, etc.)Reflexive pronouns end in -self or -selves. They refer back to the subject forms of personal pronouns (underlined in the example below):See moreGramática:Reflexive pronouns for same subject and objectWe often use reflexive pronouns when the subject and the object of the verb refer to the same person or thing:See moreGramática:Reflexive pronouns for emphasisWe can use reflexive pronouns for emphasis:See moreGramática:Reflexive pronouns + by meaning aloneWe often use reflexive pronouns with by to mean ‘alone’ or ‘without any help’:See moreGramática:Reflexive pronouns for politenessWe sometimes use reflexive pronouns instead of personal pronouns for politeness, but not as the subject of a clause:See more
(Definition of herself pronoun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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