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    #1

    As time went by

    Please, would you take a look at this sentence and correct it.

    1. As time went by, I noticed that my mother was devoting more attention to my brother and sister than to myself.
    Or maybe it should be "me" instead of "myself":
    2. As time went by, I noticed that my mother was devoting more attention to my brother and sister than to me.

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    #2

    Re: As time went by

    "Me" would be correct.

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    #3

    Re: As time went by

    Yes – 'me' is correct, but be aware that countless native speakers mistakenly say 'myself' in this sort of situation. Unfortunately they don't see anything wrong with it.

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    #4

    Re: As time went by

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Yes – 'me' is correct, but be aware that countless native speakers mistakenly say 'myself' in this sort of situation. Unfortunately they don't see anything wrong with it.
    Bane of my life in my previous job!
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #5

    Re: As time went by

    If you have any questions, please contact Joan Smith or myself.

    Between you and I, that makes me a little nuts.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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