Re: Reflexive pronouns meaning alone
If you leave out "by," it is wrong.
Originally Posted by Winwin2011
Some people seem to feel a big difference between "himself" and "by himself" ("I did it, versus someone else doing it" and "I did it and no one else helped me at all") but others don't feel that difference.
Last edited by Barb_D; 21-Sep-2013 at 18:02.
I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.