What are reflexive pronouns?

Reflexive pronouns are special words that say a person is doing something to him/herself.

They are used instead of normal object pronouns (object pronouns: me, him, us, etc.)

PronounObject pronounReflexive pronoun

How to use reflexive pronouns

Reflexive pronouns are used in the same way as object pronouns.
This means in S.V.O. (subject-verb-object) sentences, they are after the verb.

For example: He loves himself.
subject = he
verb = loves
object = himself

Examples of reflexive pronouns

I hit myself.It killed itself.
You can help yourself to food from the fridge.The dog washed itself in the pond. (The dog = it)
Fergal always talks about himself. (Fergal = he) You can’t vote for yourself.
Marcus and Jose don’t like themselves. (Marcus and Jose = they)Tina rewarded herself. (Tina = she)
The queen talks to herself. (The queen = she)You, Pete and I need to protect ourselves. (You, Pete and I = we)