Reflexive pronouns can be used to form the reflexive voice (in this case reflex pronouns are structural words): in general, pronouns replace precursors. This means that a precursor must be used before a pronoun can be used. If a precursor is not used, in language or writing, it is only because the precursor is understood. In other words, there is always a precursor, but it is not necessary to specify it, since the audience already knows what the speaker is referring to. If you`re wondering, we won`t dive into a literary discussion about Shakespeare`s Othello. Finally, we are talking here about possessive pronouns. But look carefully at the italic pronouns in the quote above. Although they look like ordinary possessive pronouns, they are actually a special class called absolute possessive pronouns.. . .