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Reflexive verbs The section on reflexive verbs is included here because reflexive pronouns are used if the verb of the  sentence being conjugated is a reflexive verb. It is difficult to understand when to use a reflexive  pronoun unless you understand the most common verbs that are always reflexive and how a verb  that is not normally reflexive can be used in a “reflexive way” that requires a reflexive pronoun. A verb  that is reflexive is not irregular. It has the same conjugation as a non-reflexive verb except that an  extra pronoun is used with it. The closest equivalent in English would be using myself, yourself, himself, herself, ourselves, or  themselves after the verb. Another use of the reflexive is to indicate that the members of a plural  subject do something to each other. Many reflexive verbs refer to doing something to one's own body. Because the reflexive pronoun 
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Unformatted text preview: already indicates that the subject of the sentence is doing the action of the verb to him/herself, it is considered repetitive to use a possessive adjective in front of the body parts in question. The appropriate definite article is used in front of the body part instead of a possessive adjective. • Yo me peino ( el pelo) dos veces al día. I comb my hair twice a day. • Lupe se lava las manos antes de comer. Lupe washes her hands before eating. Verbs like caer or dormir are used reflexively to indicate that the action of the verb happened without the subject of the verb's voluntary cooperation. • El estudiante, aburrido, se durmió durante la lección. The bored student fell asleep during the lesson. • Yo me caí en frente de la clase. I fell down in front of the class....
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