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  1. The girl’s shout because a bear is eating their own food… shouldn’t that be the reflexive possessive adjective (suum) rather than the intensive?

    1. Hi Matthew, great question! If we used “suum” in this instance, it would refer back to the subject of the subordinate clause, which in this case is “ursus.” So the sentence would mean “the girls shout because the bear is eating HIS OWN food.” When there are multiple clauses in a sentence, a reflexive usually refers to the subject of its own clause.

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