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The disjunctive pronoun is used in conjunction with another subject noun or pronoun. Here again, it is for emphasis.

Youssef et moi, nous allons rénover cette maison. Youssef and I, we are going to renovate this house. Toi et moi, on va aller à Venise au printemps.
You and I, we’re going to Venice in the spring.   Vous et lui, vous allez m’aider à trier tous ces papiers.
You and he, you are going to help me sort out all these papers.

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The disjunctive pronoun can replace the subject pronoun in compound subjects.

Lola et moi allons préparer le dîner pour nos amis. Lola and I are going to prepare dinner for our friends.  
Noëlle et lui adorent le fromage de chèvre. Noëlle and he love goat cheese.  
Lui et moi allons faire la vaisselle. He and I are going to do dishes.

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For additional emphasis, the disjunctive pronoun followed by -même(s) translates as -self/-selves.

Je peux le faire moi-même. I can do it myself.  
Est-ce qu’il a construit sa maison lui-même? Did he build his house himself ?  
Nous allons résoudre ce problème nous-mêmes. We are going to resolve this problem ourselves.

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Translate the following sentences into French, using the -même(s) construction. For questions, invert the subject and verb.  

1. Are they doing it themselves? ______________________________________________

Le font-ils eux-mêmes?

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Translate the following sentences into French, using the -même(s) construction. For questions, invert the subject and verb.

2. Is he writing the novel himself ? _____________________________________________

Écrit-il le roman lui-même?

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Translate the following sentences into French, using the -même(s) construction. For questions, invert the subject and verb.

3. We are organizing the trip ourselves. _______________________________________________

Nous organisons le voyage nous-mêmes.

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Translate the following sentences into French, using the -même(s) construction. For questions, invert the subject and verb.

4. Are you (tu) making dinner yourself ? _______________________________________________

Fais-tu le dîner toi-même?

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Translate the following sentences into French, using the -même(s) construction. For questions, invert the subject and verb.

5. Are you (vous) writing the cookbook yourself ? _______________________________________________

Écrivez-vous le livre de cuisine vous-mêmes?

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Translate the following sentences into French, using the -même(s) construction. For questions, invert the subject and verb.

6. Does he clean the apartment himself ? _______________________________________________

Nettoie-t-il l'appartement lui-même?

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Translate the following sentences into French, using the -même(s) construction. For questions, invert the subject and verb.

7. You (tu) must try to do it yourself. _______________________________________________

Tu dois essayer de le faire toi-même.

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Translate the following sentences into French, using the -même(s) construction. For questions, invert the subject and verb.

8. My sister wants to do it herself. _______________________________________________

Ma sœur veut le faire elle-même.

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Translate the following sentences into French, using the -même(s) construction. For questions, invert the subject and verb.

9. Why can’t they read the documents themselves? _______________________________________________

Pourquoi ne peuvent -ils pas lire les documents eux-mêmes?

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Translate the following sentences into French, using the -même(s) construction. For questions, invert the subject and verb.

10. I will take the pictures myself. _______________________________________________

Je prendrai les photos moi-même.

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