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    "I wasn't going to let that stop me." or "I ... stop myself." ?

    My question is stated in the title. It confuses me which one is grammatical or proper here? I think "me" is fine here, but I'm not sure whether "myself" is acceptable here, too. Any reply will be appreciated.
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    Re: "I wasn't going to let that stop me." or "I ... stop myself." ?

    Thank you very much. But it really confuses me that " I blame myself for the failure" is , as I was told, preferrable to " I blame me for the failure." while it's not the case in the examble above. So what's the difference? Any further explanation will be much appreciated. Thank you all.

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    Re: "I wasn't going to let that stop me." or "I ... stop myself." ?

    When you are both the actor and the recipient of a verb, you need the reflexive pronoun. If you act upon another person, you just use the pronoun.

    I blame myself.
    I blame you.
    I blame him.

    I washed myself.
    I washed him.
    I washed them.

    If someone else is the actor and the recipient of a verb, you still use the relevant reflexive pronoun.

    He blames me.
    He blames them.
    He blames himself.

    She washed us.
    She washed him.
    She washed herself.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: "I wasn't going to let that stop me." or "I ... stop myself." ?

    We washed ourselves.
    They washed themselves.
    He washed himself.
    She washed herself.
    It washed itself.
    You washed yourself.

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