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    Exclamation "They and I see myself" or "They and I see me"

    Which is correct?

    Both my friends and I see me as a strong candidate for the role.
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    Both my friends and I see myself as a strong candidate for the role.

    I suspect that the latter should be correct given the fact that it complies with "I" which is closer to me/myself than "my managers".

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    Re: "They and I see myself" or "They and I see me"

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    I think a reflexive pronoun is needed, but I'm just not sure where it shoud go. For some reason, I want to say it like this:

    "Both my friends and myself see me as a strong candidate for the role."

    However, your second sentence looks like it ought to be correct, though.
    Last edited by SlickVic9000; 19-Nov-2011 at 06:57.

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    Re: "They and I see myself" or "They and I see me"

    I prefer your first sentence. However, be careful with your use of "both". There is some ambiguity stemming from it.

    "Both my friends and I ..." could mean "I, and also my friends, see ..." or "I only have two friends and both of them, and I, see me ..."

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    Re: "They and I see myself" or "They and I see me"

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I prefer your first sentence.
    I agree. Your friends cannot see 'myself'.

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    Re: "They and I see myself" or "They and I see me"

    Welcome to the forum, nakul.punhani, and congratulations on giving your first thread a great title! Many seasoned posters have yet to learn how to do this.

    You need to omit both, because (as ems said) it sounds like you have only two friends.

    Consider 'My friends see me as a strong candidate for the role'.

    This sounds more modest and self-effacing. After all, it's obvious you consider yourself to be a strong candidate.

    Rover

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