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    "themselves" or "to themselves"

    They discussed themselves.
    They discussed to themselves. I have seen such type of sentences with "to" and without "to"
    Which one is correct?
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    Re: "themselves" or "to themselves"

    They talked about themselves? Or do you mean they discussed something among themselves?

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    Re: "themselves" or "to themselves"

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    They talked about themselves? Or do you mean they discussed something among themselves?
    When the pharisee saw this, he said to himself,
    I quote this from Bible, here it needs to.
    Thank you.

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    Re: "themselves" or "to themselves"

    Quote Originally Posted by edmondjanet View Post
    When the pharisee saw this, he said to himself,
    I quote this from Bible, here it needs to.
    Thats 'say', not 'discuss'.

    If people are talking about themselves, then it is possible to say, "They discussed themselves". It is not possible to say, "they said themselves" in this way, though we can say:

    They said themselves that they shouldn't have been there.

    This is roughly equivalent to: Even they said that....

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    Re: "themselves" or "to themselves"

    You can't "discuss to" something.
    You can discuss something.
    You can discuss (something) with somebody.

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