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    Myself, yourself etc

    Hi guys,

    I have just come to know that we can't use "Myself, yourself etc" after words like "Concentrate, feel, relax, meet", is it true. There is one more question, is there any word like "Theirselves" or not?

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    #2

    Re: Myself, yourself etc

    I can certainly feel myself. My co-workers have asked me to stop doing it, in fact.

    "Themselves" is a word.

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    #3

    Re: Myself, yourself etc

    I am not a teacher.

    "Theirselves" is a non-standard form of "themselves" found in some local dialects.

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    #4

    Re: Myself, yourself etc

    What about my first question.

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    #5

    Re: Myself, yourself etc

    In general, that is true, but never say "never".

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    #6

    Re: Myself, yourself etc

    That is true but what is never say never?

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    #7

    Re: Myself, yourself etc

    I am not a teacher.

    "Never say never" is an ironical way of admonishing someone who claims that something is never said or done, because such a claim is almost never true.

    Some posters use absolutes such as "never" and "always" when asking questions.

    In post #1 you wrote, "I have just come to know that we can't use..." This is a catagorical statement that leaves no room for exceptions. Without presuming to answer for Mike, I imagine he was playfully warning against thinking that you never can.

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    #8

    Re: Myself, yourself etc

    You can say informally

    'I'm not at all well. I don't feel myself this morning.'

    'I've got such a lot to do I'm meeting myself coming back.'

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    #9

    Re: Myself, yourself etc

    Those two contexts were things that I thought of also.

    "I am going to the bank so often I am afraid I will meet myself in the lobby."

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