Reflexive Pronouns – Free Exercise

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Exercise A1

Complete the sentences with the correct reflexive pronouns.

  1. Il  est dépêché pour prendre le bus.[He hurried to catch the bus.]|3rd person singular il = se|Before a vowel or a silent h, we write s’.
  2. Est-ce que vous   baignez au lac aujourd’hui?[Are you going bathing in the lake today?]|2nd person plural vous = vous
  3. Ne   couche pas trop tard ce soir![Don’t go to bed too late tonight!]|2nd person singular tu = te
  4. Ils   lèveront tôt demain.[They will get up early tomorrow.]|3rd person plural ils = se
  5. Nous allons   promener dans la forêt.[We’re going walking in the forest.]|1st person plural nous = nous

Complete the sentences with the stressed reflexive pronouns.

  1. Dépêche- ![Hurry!]|Imperative → strong-form reflexive pronoun|2nd person singular tu = toi
  2. Brossez-  les dents![Brush your teeth!]|Imperative → stressed reflexive pronoun|2. person plural vous = vous
  3. Lorsqu’il pleut, chacun aime rester chez  .[When it rains, everybody likes to stay at home.]|Chacun → stressed reflexive pronoun soi
  4. Achetons-  une glace![Let’s buy an ice-cream!]|Imperative → stressed reflexive pronoun|1st person plural nous = nous
  5. Il est important d’avoir confiance en  .[It is important to have self-confidence.]|The subject is neutral or unspecified → stressed reflexive pronoun soi

Choose the correct pronoun to complete the sentences.

  1. N’oublie pas de laver les mains avant de manger.[Don’t forget to wash your hands before eating.]|The reflexive pronoun comes directly before the verb. → normal reflexive pronoun
  2. Prépare- pour aller au restaurant.[Get ready to go to the restaurant.]|Imperative → stressed reflexive pronoun
  3. Elle manque de confiance en .[She lacks self-confidence.]|Subject is specified|3rd person singular feminine = elle
  4. Dans ce jeu, c’est chacun pour .[In this game, it’s every man for himself.]|Chacun → stressed reflexive pronoun soi
  5. Ne trompe pas de route.[Don’t get lost.]|Negated imperative → the reflexive pronoun comes directly before the verb. → normal reflexive pronoun