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    you or yourself?

    What is right to write?
    Send us a photo of you.
    or
    Send us a photo of yourself.
    ???

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    Re: you or yourself?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lenka
    What is right to write?
    Send us a photo of you.
    or
    Send us a photo of yourself.
    ???
    a photo of yourself.

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    Re: you or yourself?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lenka
    What is right to write?
    Send us a photo of you.
    or
    Send us a photo of yourself.
    ???
    Yes, it's "yourself". This is one of the few instances in which it is correct to use the reflexive pronoun when its antecedent hasn't already been mentioned. :wink:

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    Re: you or yourself?

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork
    Quote Originally Posted by Lenka
    What is right to write?
    Send us a photo of you.
    or
    Send us a photo of yourself.
    ???
    Yes, it's "yourself". This is one of the few instances in which it is correct to use the reflexive pronoun when its antecedent hasn't already been mentioned. :wink:
    Wouldn't you say that you is always the implicit subject of imperative sentences?

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    #5
    I would.

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    Re: you or yourself?

    Quote Originally Posted by Susie Smith
    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork
    Quote Originally Posted by Lenka
    What is right to write?
    Send us a photo of you.
    or
    Send us a photo of yourself.
    ???
    Yes, it's "yourself". This is one of the few instances in which it is correct to use the reflexive pronoun when its antecedent hasn't already been mentioned. :wink:
    Wouldn't you say that you is always the implicit subject of imperative sentences?
    Good point! In that case, you is actually in Send us a photo of yourself.

    :)

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    It also makes things clear- I could send a photo of Ron or one of myself.

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    #8
    It's best that I can't post a photo of myself. We wouldn't want to scare people away, would we?

    :wink:

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    It's best that I can't post a photo of myself. We wouldn't want to scare people away, would we?

    :wink:
    I'm sure nobody would be scared away. I know you are a very nice guy, no matter what you look like on the outside. You know, it's the inside that really counts.

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    #10
    Careful- he'll post an x-ray.

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