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    She made herself pizza for dinner.

    Does it make sense to say like this? Isn't "herself" unnecessary? Does it imply self-service or emphasis of her action?
    She made herself pizza for dinner.

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    Re: She made herself pizza for dinner.

    It implies she made pizza for herself only, not for anyone else.

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    Re: She made herself pizza for dinner.

    If the sentence simply said "She made pizza for dinner", there would be no way to tell who went on to eat the pizza for dinner. She might have made it for the rest of her family and she might have eaten salad, or chips, or nothing. She might have shared the pizza with other people, or she might have eaten it on her own.

    By adding "herself", it is clear that she made it specifically so that she could eat it, not so that someone else could eat it.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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