reflexiveverbs

reflexiveverbs - A verb is reflexive when the subject and...

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A verb is reflexive when the subject and the object are the same. I wash myself. subject: I verb: wash object: myself Since the subject and object are the same, the verb is reflexive. I wash the car. subject: I verb: wash object: car Since the subject and object are different, the verb is not reflexive. Here's another example of how a verb can be either reflexive or non- reflexive. I scratch myself. subject: I verb: scratch object: myself Since the subject and object are the same, the verb is reflexive. I scratch the dog. subject: I verb: scratch object: dog Since the subject and object are different, the verb is not reflexive. When a verb is reflexive, the infinitive ends in "se." lavar to wash (non-reflexive) lavarse to wash oneself (reflexive)
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rascar to scratch (non-reflexive) rascarse to scratch oneself (reflexive) There is one reflexive verb you have been using since you began studying Spanish. llamarse
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This note was uploaded on 11/06/2011 for the course SPANISH 108 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '10 term at Rutgers.

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