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    Tan Elaine is offline Key Member
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    I look around me/myself when I heard someone calling me.

    Is the sentence natural? Should I use 'me' or 'myself'?

    Many thanks.

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    Default Re: around me/myself

    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine View Post
    I look around me/myself when I heard someone calling me.

    Is the sentence natural? Should I use 'me' or 'myself'?

    Many thanks.
    Use "me."

    All prepositions take the object form of the pronoun, which is "me."

    But the REAL reason the sentence sounds kind of odd is that there's no use for the "me."

    "I looked all around when I heard someone calling me" is much more natural.

    The reader's attention is called to the "me" -- not because it's the wrong case, but because it is just stuck in there for no purpose.

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    Default Re: around me/myself

    Thank you very much for your clear explanation.

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