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    My Chinese students - and many of my English speaking Chinese friends - often use this expression. I know that it is a direction translation from Chinese (Chinglish) fangsong siji (relax myself). I know that in English this is redundant. The reflexive pronoun is not necessary. Per all of the rules of style, I know that this is not correct. Can this phrase actually be considered incorrect?

    Can someone suggest a link for a good clear explanation on the use of reflexive pronouns?

    Thanks!

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    Default Re: relax myself??

    Quote Originally Posted by Pengyou View Post
    My Chinese students - and many of my English speaking Chinese friends - often use this expression. I know that it is a direction translation from Chinese (Chinglish) fangsong siji (relax myself). I know that in English this is redundant. The reflexive pronoun is not necessary. Per all of the rules of style, I know that this is not correct. Can this phrase actually be considered incorrect?

    Can someone suggest a link for a good clear explanation on the use of reflexive pronouns?

    Thanks!
    It's not very usual but I wouldn't consider it incorrect.

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