What's the difference between regular verbs and just reflexive verbs?

1 Answer
Sep 14, 2016

A verb is reflective if it can be used in a sentence whose subject and object are the same.


A reflective verrb is a verb used in a sentence where subject and object are the same. It is visible by using reflective pronouns (myself, ourselves etc.).

For example in a sentence:

I washed myself before I went to bed.

verb to wash is used as a reflective one (subject and object of the action are the same - the speaker) while verb to go is not reflexive (it does not have an object).