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.)
|Pronoun||Object pronoun||Reflexive 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)|