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    What is the difference between the two sentences?

    What is the difference between the two statements?

    "The Maya Core itself is written in C++"
    and
    "The Maya Core is written in C++"

    to me, "The Maya core itself is written in c++" is more casual
    whereas "The Maya core is written in C++" is more professional

    Is "The Maya core itself is written in c++" known as reported speech or something?

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    Re: What is the difference between the two sentences?

    In this case, the reflexive pornoun, itself is used as an intensifier. It is considered standard usage.

    "Sometimes, the reflexive pronoun is added to highlight its antecedent. A reflexive pronoun used in this appositive way is called an intensive pronoun and, in English, is accepted as standard: for example, "I, myself, wrote this" and "We gave the card to our parents, themselves"

    Reflexive pronoun - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


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    Re: What is the difference between the two sentences?

    Many thanks

    Ben

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