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    #1

    Which one is correct?

    Hi,

    Can you tell me which sentence is correct?


    I made this sentence myself.
    I made this sentence by myself.



    Thanks a lot

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    #2

    Re: Which one is correct?

    I made this sentence myself. --extraposed intensifier

    =

    I myself made this sentence.

    There is no disagreement over the use of myself and other -self forms when they are used intensively ( I myself cannot agree )
    Myself | Define Myself at Dictionary.com

    I made this by myself (= alone, by the seat of my pants)[.

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    #3

    Re: Which one is correct?

    I'd say 'I wrote this sentence myself'.

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    #4

    Re: Which one is correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by Silverobama View Post
    Hi,

    Can you tell me which sentence is correct?


    I made this sentence myself.
    I made this sentence by myself.


    Thanks a lot
    NOT A TEACHER


    Silverobama,


    I agree with the other posters.

    (1) I wrote this sentence by myself. = Nobody helped me.

    (2) I wrote this sentence myself. = same as No. 1.

    (Native speakers often drop the "by," but the word is in their

    minds.)

    *****

    (3) I myself wrote this sentence. = It was I (nobody else!!!)

    who wrote this sentence. Maybe someone thinks that you

    did not write that sentence. You want him/her to know that you

    did write that sentence.


    THANK YOU & HAVE A NICE DAY.

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