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    Ask father to get married

    "He should ask his father to get himself married".

    "You should ask your father to get yourself married".

    "I should ask my father to get myself married".

    "If you are not getting married youself then how can you expect me to get married this soon. I am just 24".

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    Re: Ask father to get married

    Only the last makes sense. You can get married, but you're very unlikely to get yourself or himself married.

    The final period belongs inside the quotation mark in each case.
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    Re: Ask father to get married

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    Only the last makes sense. You can get married, but you're very unlikely to get yourself or himself married.

    The final period belongs inside the quotation mark in each case.
    Sorry, but I didn't get you.

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    Re: Ask father to get married

    I take 'get yourself/himself married' to mean 'make yourself/himself married', which is not very likely.
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    Re: Ask father to get married

    what is the correct way to say these sentences?

    Is my last sentence perfectly correct?

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    Re: Ask father to get married

    I guess the following are your intended meanings.

    He should ask his father to let him get married.
    You should ask your father to let you get married.
    I will ask my father to let me get married.
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    Re: Ask father to get married

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    Sorry, but I didn't get you.
    If you were confused by my remark about placing the period, the rule is that you put closing quotation marks outside of punctuation which is logically part of the quoted text.

    For example, this post is responding to the remark "Sorry, but I didn't get you."

    You don't need to worry too much about this issue, as it's a rather advanced topic.
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    Re: Ask father to get married

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    I guess the following are your intended meanings.

    He should ask his father to let him get married.
    You should ask your father to let you get married.
    I will ask my father to let me get married.
    Could you please check my fourth sentence as well from post# 1?

    Yes, you are correct this is what I wanted to write.

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