Lesson 29 - Like to do / Like doing - Exercise 2b - Grammar: Reflexive Pronouns
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Joe uses a reflexive pronoun.These prononouns are called "reflexive" because they "reflect on" the subject or object of the sentence. In other words, reflexive pronouns are used for emphasis.

In this case "myself" is used to emphasize "I", when Joe says "I was asking my
self the same question..."

Also, they often come after
the preposition "by":
When Joe was young, he went for long walks in the countryside by himself (alone).

     
 
myself
 
you
yourself 
 
he
himself
 
she
herself
 
it
itself
 
we
ourselves
 
you
yourselves
 
they
themselves