intensive pronoun

noun

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/intensive%20pronoun. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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