Personal Pronouns: Forms and Functions

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  REFLEXIVE PRONOUNS  
 
  • Function
    • In a "true" reflexive, the subject acts on itself:
      • Ana se critica. Ana criticizes herself.
      • Nos levantamos a las seis. We get (ourselves) up at six.
    • The Spanish reflexive construction has other applications as well. See reflexive construction.
    • Placement: right before or attached to end of a verb form (see placement rules).
 
    Singular Plural  
  1st person me nos  
  2nd person te os  
  3rd person se* se*  
  *Se is singular and plural, masculine and feminine. For ways to clarify its referent and function, see redundant constructions.  
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