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    They took a first-aid box to be used if someone hurt.............(reflexive pronoun_

    They took a first-aid box to be used if someone hurt.................
    1-himself
    2-themselves
    3-herself.
    I would choose 2
    Am I right?

    Last edited by ali7772016; 06-Mar-2016 at 16:56. Reason: chose 3 by mistake

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    #2

    Re: They took a first-aid box to be used if someone hurt.............(reflexive prono

    That's fine if you know all the people on this trip are female. If you don't, it's 2.

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    #3

    Re: They took a first-aid box to be used if someone hurt.............(reflexive prono

    Thank you so much,that means with -someone-we use -themselves.

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    Re: They took a first-aid box to be used if someone hurt.............(reflexive prono

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    That's fine if you know all the people on this trip are female. If you don't, it's 2.
    I'm confused. The OP chose 2 anyway (themselves). So 3 would be OK if everyone were female.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #5

    Re: They took a first-aid box to be used if someone hurt.............(reflexive prono

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I'm confused. The OP chose 2 anyway (themselves). So 3 would be OK if everyone were female.
    Ali originally chose 3. After I had responded, they edited their original post, making my response appear weird.

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    #6

    Re: They took a first-aid box to be used if someone hurt.............(reflexive prono

    The reflexive pronoun themself exists, but you had better avoid using this until it becomes more widely accepted, as many consider it to be incorrect.

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    Re: They took a first-aid box to be used if someone hurt.............(reflexive prono

    Ali, please don't edit a post after it has received responses. As Piscean said, it can make responses look weird/nonsensical. You should have responded to Piscean's post by saying "Sorry, I made a mistake. I actually meant that I chose answer 2".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #8

    Re: They took a first-aid box to be used if someone hurt.............(reflexive prono

    It's actually a forum rule:

    When making changes, please make a new post. Please do not change things in the original.

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