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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    Careful- he'll post an x-ray.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    Careful- he'll post an x-ray.
    PG picture.



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    Government warning.

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    Default Re: you or yourself?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lenka
    What is right to write?
    Send us a photo of you.
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    Send us a photo of yourself.
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    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?
    Yes I would, but that is a little different from it being "mentioned". :wink:

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    Maybe it has left a Chomskian trace.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    Maybe it has left a Chomskian trace.
    Chomsky would probably say that it was hard-wired in the sentence. :wink:

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