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    #1

    That person is you?

    I was wondering if you'd kindly help me with this sentence :
    "One person can change your life and that person is ..."

    What should I put in the blank "you" or "yourself"?!

    Thanks

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    #2

    Re: That person is you?

    you should put 'you'

    I am sure that. But I may be obliged to say that I am not a teacher.

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    #3

    Re: That person is you?

    Please put in correct information for your member profile.

    I doubt you grew up in Andorra speaking Arabic and now live in Samoa. Maybe I am wrong.

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    Re: That person is you?

    Quote Originally Posted by bulging View Post
    You should put 'you'.

    I am sure about that. But I may be am obliged to say that I am not a teacher.
    You are right that the correct answer is "you". You are also correct that you should state at the beginning of a post in which you try to help another learner that you are not a teacher.

    What I don't think is correct is your profile. You have stated that you are a native Arabic speaker whose home country is Andorra and whose current location is American Samoa. I've never come across an Andorran whose native language is Arabic and standard computer software shows that you are certainly not in American Samoa. Please take the time to enter correct information in your profile before making any more posts. Thank you.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: That person is you?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cut!e P!e View Post
    I was wondering if you'd kindly help me with this sentence:
    "One person can change your life and that person is ..."

    What should I put in the blank ​- "you" or "yourself"? ! One single appropriate punctuation mark is sufficient.

    Thanks.
    As you now know, the correct word is "you". There is a very annoying trend these days towards using "myself/yourself" etc when it is completely inappropriate. Some people seem to think it makes them sound more intelligent/educated/formal.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #6

    Re: That person is you?

    I'll be more careful about punctuation from now on.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 08-Mar-2014 at 12:34. Reason: Unnecessary quotes deleted.

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    Re: That person is you?

    There is no need to thank us individually or to quote our replies back to us.

    Just click Thank in any post you find useful.

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