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    pronouns

    Is there ever a situation when me and myself are interchangeable?

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    Re: pronouns

    Many speakers use 'myself' instead of I/me when they are unsure what to use:
    Myself and John were there. I think many use this because they know 'John and me' is wrong, though commonly used, but aren't really sure what to say. The same would occur with the object: He spoke to John and myself.

    In both cases, there is a more correct form, so while they are being used interchangeably, it is a usage that many criticise.

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    Re: pronouns

    I can only think of one situation, gjo123. That is:
    I hate being me. and
    I hate being myself.

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    Question Re: pronouns

    Dear Tdol and Blossum_fun,
    I was in the middle of composing my post reply to you when my message suddently disappeared. So, if it went, and you are now seeing this twice, I do appologize.
    Thanks to both of you for your reply. I still have a question, though. If I am reading beween the lines, I think your are saying that the "self" pronoun should not be used in a sentence where the "self" has not already been referred to. That would apply to the promouns I, her, him, our or your.
    But, doesn't a pronoun such as myself, still have to be used in the objective case, providing the correct "self" reference has already been made earlier in the sentence? Example: John gave the present to Gloria, Jim and himself.
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    gjo123

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    Re: pronouns

    That's one usage, though when used for emphasis, what case is it- I did it myself? There are also a few, though very few, reflexive verbs (pride/steel youself)

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