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    Picture of me vs myself

    Hi,

    Are these sentences correct:

    "Please send me the pictures of myself that you took.

    Please send me the pictures of me that you took.

    Please send me the pictures of yourself that I took.

    Please send me the pictures of you that I took."?
    Thanks

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    Re: Picture of me vs myselfhi

    Quote Originally Posted by hatgray View Post
    Hi,

    Are these sentences correct?

    Please send me the pictures of myself that you took.
    Please send me the pictures of me that you took.
    Also, "Please send me the pictures that you took of me."

    Please send me the pictures of yourself that I took.
    Please send me the pictures of you that I took.
    Also, "Please send me the pictures that I took of you."

    Thanks.
    See above.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Picture of me vs myselfhi

    Hi,

    I found this http://dictionary.cambridge.org/us/g...themselves-etc

    Is this correct? They say the usage is grammatically acceptable.

    The National Trust is a charity depending on the support of people like yourself.



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    Re: Picture of me vs myselfhi

    Quote Originally Posted by hatgray View Post
    Hi,

    I found this http://dictionary.cambridge.org/us/g...themselves-etc

    Is this correct? They say the usage is grammatically acceptable.

    The National Trust is a charity depending on the support of people like yourself.
    Cambridge says "We sometimes use reflexive pronouns instead of personal pronouns for politeness...." In the example, the alternative would be "people like you," which could feel impolitely abrupt. This can't apply when the speaker or writer is the subject.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Picture of me vs myselfhi

    I am staggered that the recent propensity for using a reflexive pronoun in place of a personal pronoun has made it onto a site that aims to demonstrate correct English. IMHO, the reflexive pronoun used in the example sentence about the National Trust is flat out wrong!

    "... depending on the support of people like you."
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    Re: Picture of me vs myselfhi

    Even Oxford is saying the same thing.

    http://www.oxfordlearnersdictionarie...elf?q=yourself

    I have the same opinion as you, emsr2d2.

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    Re: Picture of me vs myselfhi

    It's a disputed area of language.

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    Re: Picture of me vs myselfhi

    Though it's correct, saying "people like you" sounds pejorative.

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    Re: Picture of me vs myselfhi

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    Though it's correct, saying "people like you" sounds pejorative.
    ...or at least, can​ sound that way.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Picture of me vs myselfhi

    What about in the sentence: "Please let me introduce myself."?

    Is it the same construction as "Please send me the photos of me."?

    Is the first sentence correct?

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