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    the use of 'beside'

    I would like to know is that after 'beside', we can only use 'me', 'him', 'her', 'them'? What is these kind of pronouns called??

    Is it ungrammatical to have 'myself', 'herself', etc after 'beside'?
    (Excluding the idiomatic use of 'beside oneself')
    And how do we call the -self pronoun?


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    Re: the use of 'beside'

    The word beside is a preposition; it introduces a prepositional phrase. If a pronoun is the object of the preposition, then you must use an objective case pronoun like the ones you mentioned (you can also use you or it which have no objective case).

    A pronoun that ends in -self is called a reflexive pronoun.


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