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    to cook oneself

    hi, I'd like to know if it is possible to say

    "I cook myself" meaning that noone does it for me and so I prepare my meals.

    what about "I cook by myself" ? Does it mean that I cook alone or that I prepare my meals?

    thanks. rip

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    Re: to cook oneself

    I cook my own meals.


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    Re: to cook oneself

    Quote Originally Posted by ripley View Post
    hi, I'd like to know if it is possible to say

    "I cook myself" meaning that noone does it for me and so I prepare my meals.

    what about "I cook by myself" ? Does it mean that I cook alone or that I prepare my meals?

    thanks. rip
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    Euncu's suggestion is good.

    Also, you could say "I cook for myself" to mean that you cook your own meals.

    "I cook myself breakfast/lunch/dinner" is also correct.


    "I cook by myself" means that you do it alone, although it still suggests that you cook your own meals, just with the added meaning of 'and not with anyone else'.
    Last edited by Linguist__; 21-Dec-2009 at 21:32. Reason: Added further example in red

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    Re: to cook oneself

    Quote Originally Posted by Linguist__ View Post
    (Not a teacher)

    Euncu's suggestion is good.

    Also, you could say "I cook for myself" to mean that you cook your own meals.

    "I cook myself breakfast/lunch/dinner" is also correct.

    "I cook by myself" means that you do it alone, although it still suggests that you cook your own meals, just with the added meaning of 'and not with anyone else'.
    Hi, thanks for your help; just a question: can the sentence "I cook for my self" also imply that I cook just for me because I simply eat alone ?
    thanks. Rip.


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    Re: to cook oneself

    Quote Originally Posted by ripley View Post
    Hi, thanks for your help; just a question: can the sentence "I cook for my self" also imply that I cook just for me because I simply eat alone ?
    thanks. Rip.
    Yes, "I cook for myself" and "I cook my own meals" both imply that you eat alone. If you wanted to show others dined with you, you would say, "I cook for myself and my family/flatmates".

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