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    Myself and ....

    Is there a simple rule for determining when to use "myself and ..." versus "david and myself"?

    Thank you!

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    Re: Myself and ....

    The best rule to remember for using myself correctly is to never use it when I or me can be used.

    Don't say:

    "David and myself will be arriving at eight o'clock."
    "She ruined the party for myself and everyone else.

    Do say:

    "David and I will be arriving at eight o'clock."
    "She ruined the party for me and everyone else."

    Otherwise, when the usage is truly reflexive, either way will do:

    I bought a new house for myself and my family.
    I bought a new house for my family and myself.

    It just depends on where you want the emphasis.
    Last edited by mykwyner; 20-Apr-2007 at 03:11. Reason: error

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