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    #1

    She decided to herself to go on a diet.

    Is it redundant to say "to oneself" along with "decide"? Or is it natural? It may sound like "swearing strongly".

    Q. Please correct incorrect parts.
    She decided (for her) to go on a diet.
    =>She decided to herself to go on a diet.

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    #2

    Re: She decided to herself to go on a diet.

    I decided to myself - sort of a personal/private deal you make with yourself. A personal vow, maybe. No one else's input is part of it.
    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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    #3

    Re: She decided to herself to go on a diet.

    So you mean it may make sense but can't replace this sentence?
    * She decided to go on a diet.

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    #4

    Re: She decided to herself to go on a diet.

    In my opinion, "She decided to go on a diet" is adequate and sufficiently explanatory. For Barb's "personal vow", I'd use "She promised herself that she would go on a diet".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #5

    Re: She decided to herself to go on a diet.

    She made a resolution to go on a diet.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #6

    Re: She decided to herself to go on a diet.

    "Make a resolution" always makes me think of "New Year resolutions", those promises people make to themselves at midnight on New Year's Eve every year and which are usually broken or forgotten by January 2nd.

    I might say "She resolved to go on a diet".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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