intensive pronoun


Definition of intensive pronoun

1 : a pronoun that emphasizes a preceding noun or another pronoun (as itself in “borrowing is itself a bad habit”)
2 : a personal pronoun compounded with -self and used in apposition with a noun or pronoun or as pronominal adjunct (as itself in “the cat looked innocence itself” or himself in “he made it himself”)

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“Intensive pronoun.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Nov. 2021.

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