A reflexive verb infinitive is identified by its reflexive pronoun se

A reflexive verb infinitive is identified by its reflexive pronoun se

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reflexive verb   infinitive  is identified by its reflexive pronoun  se , which is placed before the  infinitive and that serves as a direct or indirect object pronoun. A  reflexive   verb  shows that the  subject is performing the action upon itself and, therefore, the subject and the reflexive pronoun refer  to the same person or thing, as in  je   m'   appelle  (I call myself), which is translated to “My name is.”  Some verbs must always be reflexive, whereas other verbs may be made reflexive by adding the  correct object pronoun. The meaning of some verbs varies depending upon whether or not the verb  is used reflexively.
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Unformatted text preview: Reflexive verbs are always conjugated with the reflexive pronoun that agrees with the subject: me (myself), te (yourself), se (himself, herself, itself, themselves), nous (ourselves), and vous (yourself, yourselves). These pronouns generally precede the verb. Follow the rules for conjugating regular verbs, verbs with spelling changes, and irregular verbs, depending on of the tense, as shown in Table 1 : TABLE 1 Reflexive Verb Conjugation — Present Tense Subject Pronoun Verb je me (m') lève tu te (t') rases il/elle/on se (s') lave nous nous dépêchons vous vous réveillez ils/elles se (s') couchent...
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This note was uploaded on 11/09/2011 for the course FR 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at Texas State.

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