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    #1

    Let me pay myself.

    Can a person say this phrase insisting he must pay for the meals (for all the people present, not just for himself)?

    Is the following exchange natural:
    - Here's the bill.
    - Let me pay myself.
    If I were a native speaker of English, I would never shut up. :-)

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    Re: Let me pay myself.

    "Let me pay" or "I'll get it" or "This is on me". "Let me pay myself" is not natural.

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    #3

    Re: Let me pay myself.

    May I say 'it's my treat'?

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    Re: Let me pay myself.

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    May I say 'it's my treat'?
    That would work, too.

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    #5

    Re: Let me pay myself.

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    "Let me pay" or "I'll get it" or "This is on me". "Let me pay myself" is not natural.
    Did you mean "It's natural"?
    If I were a native speaker of English, I would never shut up. :-)

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    Re: Let me pay myself.

    Quote Originally Posted by englishhobby View Post
    Did you mean "It's natural"?
    I meant "Let me pay myself" is not natural. I suggested "Let me pay" or "I'll get it" or "This is on me" as natural alternatives.

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    #7

    Re: Let me pay myself.

    Sorry, I didn't read it properly.
    If I were a native speaker of English, I would never shut up. :-)

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