Reflexive Pronoun and Subject Agreement Trouble? * This turned into a little more than reflexive pronoun trouble; if interested, please refer to the most recent post in this thread. Microsoft Word keeps telling me about "Reflexive Pronoun use." I have this sentence, which I felt may have been a run-on: At first, the plan was tricking a child-sized weapon of mass destruction that had a rather annoying streak of drawing attention to himself into stealing the scroll. So I tried rewriting it: At first, the plan was tricking a child-sized weapon of mass destruction, that had a rather annoying streak of drawing attention to himself, into stealing the scroll. Word is telling me: Use pronouns ending in "self" in conjunction with a noun, as in "Andrew himself" or when the pronoun refers back to the subject, as in "I hit myself." Use "own" in conjunction with a pronoun only when referring back to the subject. Instead of: They heard herself on the radio. Consider: They heard her on the radio. --- If and when I change "that had a rather annoying" to "who had a rather annoying," Word wants me to change "who" to "which," which really doesn't serve the same meaning for what I'm referring to. Somehow I just don't buy that you can only use words ending in "self" directly after a person's name or action.