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What is a reflexive verb?



A reflexive verb is a verb whose agent performs an action that is directed at itself. It characteristically takes a reflexive pronoun as its object.

Examples (English)
  • He perjured himself.
  • He shaved.

    Mish 1991 990

      A reflexive verb is a kind of

    Hartmann and Stork 1972 194


    Quirk, Greenbaum, Leech, and Svartvik 1985 356–358


    Mish 1991 990

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