A REFLEXIVE PRONOUN REFERS BACK TO THE SUBJECT OF THE SENTENCE. I F YOU REMOVE THE REFLEXIVE PRONOUN, THE SENTENCE WILL NOT BE COMPLETE OR HAVE THE SAME MEANING I gave myself plenty of time to get to work. You should let yourself into the house. Jim bought himself a shirt. Jill read to herself. The dog scratched itself. We treated ourselves to pizza. You can make yourself at home. The children are able to dress themselves.
I NTENSIVE PRONOUNS ARE USED TO EMPHASIZE THEIR ACTECEDENT. I F YOU REMOVE THE INTENSIVE PRONOUN, THE SENTENCE WILL STILL HAVE THE SAME MEANING. I myself am sick of this heat. You yourself are responsible for this mess! The President himself appeared at the rally. The actress herself wrote those lines. The cat itself caught a mouse. We ourselves made a meal. You yourselves can win this game. The troops themselves help the people escape the burning building.
Y OU T RY IT. W RITE S FOR S UBJECTIVE, O FOR OBJECTIVE, P FOR POSSESSIVE, I FOR I NTENSIVE, AND R FOR R EFLEXIVE I did my homework myself. What is your name? I gave the book to him. You have beautiful hair. My aunt picked me up at school. What did they do over the weekend? The dog ate our homework. You, yourself, have to make that decision.