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Reciprocal Pronouns

Today in the Fun Easy English classroom you are going to learn about reciprocal pronouns an important part of English grammar.
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Grammar: Reciprocal Pronouns

Definition of a reciprocal pronoun.
  • A reciprocal pronoun is:
  • a word that refers back to the subject and shows that the action of the verb is a two-way action
  • in the object position
Reciprocal Pronoun Examples
  • The students congratulated each other.
  • The team members complimented one another.
From YOUR Teacher: Reciprocal Pronouns

Reciprocal pronouns are words which refer back to the subject and shows that the action of the verb is a two-way action.
The students congratulated the other students, becomes, The students congratulated each other.
Each other replaces the other students.
 
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Musical Instruments

Anne: Listen! Somebody’s playing the piano.

Betty: Yeah, it sounds nice, doesn’t it? I wish I could play a musical instrument.

Anne: Don’t you play the violin?

Betty: No, but my sister does. Actually, she’s pretty good at it.

Anne: I took flute lessons for a couple of years, but I never learned to play very well. I guess I don’t have any musical talent.

Betty: Oh, that’s not true. You sing very well. I can’t even do that!
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  • Yeah
  • An informal variant of yes. Doesn’t it? The falling intonation on this question tag shows that it is simply a conversational element not requiring an answer.
  • I wish I could
  • Note that could is a past tense form, as required after wish.
  • Don’t you play
  • The negative question implies that the speaker expects the answer to be affirmative. It is equivalent to You play the violin, don’t you? with a rising intonation on the final you.
  • my sister does
  • Does is a pro­verb, standing in place of the verb. The sentence means My sister plays the violin.
  • flute lessons
  • A compound noun, with the principal stress on the first word.
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