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    Question Ending sentences with "myself" vs "me"

    Which sentence is more grammatically correct?

    If you have any questions please contact Scott or myself.

    Or

    If you have any questions please contact Scott or me.

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    Re: Ending sentences with "myself" vs "me"

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    The second. The first is used, and stresses the speaker, but I feel it is hyper-something, if not downright poor grammar.

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    Re: Ending sentences with "myself" vs "me"

    You're quite right. If we say oneself it means the action is given from that person.Very good to know you are a English speaker!

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    Re: Ending sentences with "myself" vs "me"

    In addition, 'myself' is a reflexive pronoun, so it needs a pronoun to connect with, like this,

    [1] I did it by myself.

    Reflexive 'myself' is connected to the pronoun "I".

    In your example sentence reflexive "myself" doesn't connect to anything,

    [2] . . . please ask Scott or myself.

    Use "me" there. It's the Standard.

    Speakers will use 'myself' in that context, though. The reason is this:

    Using 'myself' on its own like that allows the speaker to take focus off herself/himself, which is considered less direct because the person's name or referent (e.g., Mary, me) is not overty or directly stated. And if something is not directly stated, it's considered more polite. That's why some speakers, if not many, use 'myself' on its own. But, please remember, it's not the Standard, so use "me" instead of 'myself'.

    All the best,

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