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    I did it by myself/ I did it myself ?

    "I did it by myself"/ "I did it myself", are both sentences correct and do they have the same meaning ?

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    Re: I did it by myself/ I did it myself ?

    Quote Originally Posted by ph2004 View Post
    "I did it by myself"/ "I did it myself", are both sentences correct and do they have the same meaning ?
    They are both correct, and there is no real difference.

    'By myself' possibly stresses the idea of 'alone, with the help of nobody else' more strongly.

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    Re: I did it by myself/ I did it myself ?

    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    They are both correct, and there is no real difference.

    'By myself' possibly stresses the idea of 'alone, with the help of nobody else' more strongly.
    That's how I read it too (I know, that's BIG help )

    Greetings,

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    Re: I did it by myself/ I did it myself ?

    Quote Originally Posted by charliedeut View Post
    That's how I read it too (I know, that's BIG help )
    Yes, it is. Thank you. When I write 'in my opinion' or 'possibly' it means that I don't know for certain. Confirmation, or disagreement, is always useful.

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    Smile Re: I did it by myself/ I did it myself ?

    Thanks for teach me english

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    Re: I did it by myself/ I did it myself ?

    Quote Originally Posted by manriquejm View Post

    Thanks for teaching me English.
    We aim to please.

    Rover

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