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    I can see me better or I can see myself better

    I've seen the exression "I can see me better" .Taking into consideration that The subject and the object is the same, wouldn´t it be the right sentence "I can see myself better"?

    What do you think?

    Thank you

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    Re: I can see me better or I can see myself better

    Quote Originally Posted by lalofas View Post
    I've seen the exression "I can see me better" .Taking into consideration that The subject and the object is the same, wouldn´t it be the right sentence "I can see myself better"?

    What do you think?

    Thank you
    Yes, I agree.

    I can see myself in the mirror.
    I can see myself in the reflection in the car window.
    I can see myself better (now that I've cleaned the mirror!)

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    Re: I can see me better or I can see myself better

    Quote Originally Posted by lalofas View Post
    I've seen the expression "I can see me better". Taking into consideration that the subject and the object are the same person, wouldn't the correct sentence be "I can see myself better"?

    What do you think? I agree with you; it should be "myself".

    Thank you
    2006

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    Re: I can see me better or I can see myself better

    Quote Originally Posted by lalofas View Post
    I've seen the exression "I can see me better" .Taking into consideration that The subject and the object is the same, wouldn´t it be the right sentence "I can see myself better"?

    What do you think?

    Thank you
    We use the reflexive pronoun when the subject of the sentence and the object of the verb are coreferent (they refer to the same thing).

    I = subject; see x --> x = object; see who? see the referent of I; I = object --> subject and object refer to I --> they are coreferent --> use of reflexive pronoun; the approporiate form of reflexive in singular first person is 'myself' --> I can see myself better.

    QED.


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    Re: I can see me better or I can see myself better

    Thank you very much for your answers and thanks specially to 2006.

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