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  1. Unregistered
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    Useage of the word "Yourself"

    In a sentence, how are we supposed to use the refelxive pronoun "Yourself"?
    Should it preceed the noun like " yourself and John " or should it be "John and yourself".
    It would be great if you could explain the reasons as to which is correct.

    thanks in advance,
    Cheers!

  2. matilda
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    you should say you and john.

    why do you insist on using yourself in this situation?

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    Re: Useage of the word "Yourself"

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    The -self pronouns have two uses;

    1-- as the object of the verb whose subject is the same entity: I have cut myself; she taught herself Urdu.

    2-- as an intensifier: She believes the Yankees will win the pennant, but I myself cannot see that happening.
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  4. matilda
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister Micawber View Post
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    The -self pronouns have two uses;

    1-- as the object of the verb whose subject is the same entity: I have cut myself; she taught herself Urdu.

    2-- as an intensifier: She believes the Yankees will win the pennant, but I myself cannot see that happening.
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    so in this situation, can we use self pronouns?

    i dont think so

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    Re: Useage of the word "Yourself"

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    The original poster has not given us any situation, Matilda-- just the phrase, 'yourself and John' (or 'John and yourself', which is equally possible).

    I can easily construct a situation in which either use is appropriate:

    'You haven't hurt me at all with your lies-- you have just hurt yourself and John.'
    'You haven't hurt me at all-- it is just John and you yourself that you have hurt with your lies.'

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    Re: Useage of the word "Yourself"
    It should be 'usage' not 'useage'.

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