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    "I am proud of me." or "I am proud of myself."

    Hi, everyone.

    s1. I love me.

    s2. I love myself.

    I think s1 is grammatically incorrect. In the same way, I think "I am very proud of me." is incorrect.

    But when I was watching TV drama "The Big Bang Theory", I heard Sheldon, the lead role of the drama, talked like that.

    I think "I am very proud of myself." should be right.

    Is "I am very proud of me." grammatically right?

    Then, is "I love me." also right?

    Thanks in advance.

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    #2

    Re: "I am proud of me." or "I am proud of myself."

    "I am proud of myself" and "I love myself" are correct.

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    #3

    Re: "I am proud of me." or "I am proud of myself."

    Thank you for your reply.

    So, Sheldon made a mistake by saying "I am proud of me."

    I was a little confused since it is so uncommon for Sheldon to make a grammatic mistake when he talks.

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    #4

    Re: "I am proud of me." or "I am proud of myself."

    Don't rely on TV shows, films and music lyrics for completely grammatical English. "Sheldon" didn't make a mistake. Jim Parsons was following a script. If the scriptwriters felt the need to write "I am very proud of me", there was probably a reason for it. Perhaps it was an amusing response to someone else saying "I'm very proud of you, Sheldon".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: "I am proud of me." or "I am proud of myself."

    Also, remember that TV scripts are not the same as essays submitted in an English exam- they will reflect the way we speak and speech can be messy, complete with repetition, words missing, grammar errors, etc.

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