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    Use of Reflexive Pronoun

    Students have, by and large, taken courses that expose them to writers like Freud, Nietzsche, and Marx.

    In the sentence above, I think "them" should be "themselves." Am I right?

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    Re: Use of Reflexive Pronoun

    No.

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    Re: Use of Reflexive Pronoun

    I think 'themselves' should not be used because it is the courses instead of the students that expose them to writers, but I am not a teacher.

    In my humble opinion, 'themselves' should be used in 'Students generally want to expose themselves to writers like Freud, Nietzsche, and Marx.'

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    Re: Use of Reflexive Pronoun

    Good analysis, Matthew. Well done on this one.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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