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I have made the following sentence. Does it make sense?
His ideas are nonsense and they are of use to he himself.
The preposition "to" needs an object - "him". But if they are nonsense, why are they of use even to him? 'His ideas are nonsense and they are of use only to him' would be grammatical, but I can't see what sense it makes. Perhaps change 'use' to 'interest'... You could tack a "himself" on after the "him", to emphasize the reflexivity of it, but you need an object first - 'to John himself', 'to the man himself'...
Last edited by BobK; 08-Aug-2010 at 16:15.