Reflexive pronouns are easy to spot. They always end in –self or –selves:
These pronouns are often used as a direct object:
Sarah saw herself in the mirror.
At other times, they add emphasis to a subject or object. In this role they are sometimes called intensive or emphatic pronouns:
The professor himself committed a solecism.
Reciprocal pronouns are two pronouns that work together and form a pair. There are just two pairs to learn:
|each other||one another|
They often help when the subject of a sentence is in the plural:
Good friends take care of each other.
In this example, the action is reciprocated, or returned in kind.