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    #1

    money with yourself /on yourself/about yourself

    Which is the correct version?

    "she didn't have any money on herself"
    "she didn't have any money with herself"
    "she didn't have any money about herself

    meaning that you are carrying the money in your wallet.

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    #2

    Re: money with yourself /on yourself/about yourself

    She didn't have any money (with her).
    or, less formally:
    She didn't have any money on her.

    Money is not only carried in a wallet! Money could be kept in one's pocket, briefcase, handbag ...etc.

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    Re: money with yourself /on yourself/about yourself

    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post
    Money is not only carried in a wallet! Money could be kept in one's pocket, briefcase, handbag ...etc.
    Of course, I just wanted to make sure about the meaning of the sentence I was trying to convey.

    So, you would say:

    "has everyone checked if he or she (or maybe simply they) has 10 dollars on him/her/them BUT not himself/herself/themselves
    Right?

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    #4

    Re: money with yourself /on yourself/about yourself

    I'd say:
    Please make sure that each one of you is carrying at least $10.

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    #5

    Re: money with yourself /on yourself/about yourself

    Yes, that makes sense but it is a different way of expressing the same meaning.
    What if I want to use the same expression from above:
    "has everyone checked if he/she/they has/have 10 dollars with her/him/them?"

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    Re: money with yourself /on yourself/about yourself

    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****


    You may be interested in the opinion of four scholars.

    "Have you any money on you?"They explain the use of the objective form this way:

    "[M]any prepositional phrases expressing a spatial (or temporal) relationship require the objective personal pronoun rather than the reflexive pronoun."

    They also give these example:

    "They carried some food with them."
    "She had her fiance beside her."


    Source: Quirk et al., A Comprehensive Grammar of the English Language (1985 edition), page 360.

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    #7

    Re: money with yourself /on yourself/about yourself

    A good and clear explanation. Thanks again

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    #8

    Re: money with yourself /on yourself/about yourself

    Quote Originally Posted by meraviglioso View Post
    Yes, that makes sense but it is a different way of expressing the same meaning.
    What if I want to use the same expression from above:
    "has everyone checked if he/she/they has/have 10 dollars with her/him/them?"
    One needs to have a reason to use a reflexive pronoun. There is no reason in the original sentence.

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    #9

    Re: money with yourself /on yourself/about yourself

    Remember to start every sentence with a capital letter and end every sentence with a single, appropriate punctuation mark.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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