Reflexive Pronoun or an object must be put after acquit, absent, avail, resign, revenge, enjoy, exert, apply, adopt, adjust, avenge, pride, reconcile, amuse, adapt etc. when they are used as verb.
-You should avail of this opportunity. (incorrect)
-You should avail yourself of this opportunity. (correct)
- They enjoyed the movie. (correct) Here, we have not used Reflexive Pronoun after enjoy because object ‘movie’ is used after enjoy.
- He enjoyed during summer vacation. (incorrect)
- He enjoyed himself during summer vacation. (correct)
A reflexive pronoun cannot be used as substitute for the subject.
- Reena and myself decided to watch movie. (incorrect)
- Reena & I decided to watch movie. (correct)
Rule: 8 (b)
Reflexive pronouns are never used with verbs keep, conceal, qualify, spread, rest, stay.
- I stayed away from my home. (correct) [it is incorrect to write 'stayed himself']
- She qualified SSC CGL. (correct) [it is incorrect to write 'qualified himself']
- He kept away from the show. (correct)
‘who’ is used only for persons.
‘which’ is used for things without life, animals and babies.
‘that’ is used for persons, animals and things also ‘that’ can be used as a substitute of who/which
- This is the man who brought the cake.
- The dog which I recently bought is white.
- This is the man that brought the cake.
⇒ All Sentences are correct.
That is used after superlative degree (highest degree), only, none, all, nothing, anything, everything, everyone, nobody, the same.
- All which glitters is not gold. (incorrect)
- All that glitters is not gold. (correct)
Rule: 10 (b)
We should not use ‘and’ & ‘but’ before relative pronoun.
- Seeta is the girl but who has deceived me. (incorrect)
- Seeta is the girl who has deceived me. (correct)
Rule: 10 (c)
The Relative Pronoun should be placed as near as possible to the antecedent.
- I have read Shakespeare ‘s works who was a great dramatist. (incorrect)
- I have read the works of Shakespeare who was a great dramatist. (correct)
who in the 1st sentence is near to work, now if we read sentence after removing who it will be like work was a great dramatist, hence we should try to place who as near as possible to the person whom who has been referred.
Rule:-11 After preposition ‘whom’ is used instead of ‘who’. Here in picture, ‘of’ is a preposition therefore we have used ‘whom’ instead of ‘who’.
When ’one’ is used as an indefinite personal pronoun then it is always followed by one, one’s and oneself (in the nominative, possessive and objective case), and not by he, his and him.
- One should do his duty oneself. (incorrect)
- One should do one’s duty oneself. (correct)
Pipes A and B can fill a tank in 16 hours and 24 hours, respectively, and pipe C alone can empty the full tank in x hours. All the pipes were opened together at 10:30 AM, but C was closed at 2:30 PM. If the tank was full at 8:30 PM on the same day, then what is the value of x?Watch Solution