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What is a reflexive verb?

 

Definition
 

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.
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    Source:

    Mish 1991 990

    Generic
      A reflexive verb is a kind of
     
    Sources
     

    Hartmann and Stork 1972 194

     

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

     

    Mish 1991 990


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