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    Need help on Reflexive pronouns, thank you, teachers!

    What is the difference between:

    1. I bake the cake myself.
    2. I bake the cake by myself.


    With reflexive pronouns, do we need to put the word "by" before the reflexive pronoun? Please advise, teachers! Thanks soooo much. ^o^

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    Re: Need help on Reflexive pronouns, thank you, teachers!

    Quote Originally Posted by Helped Wanted
    What is the difference between:

    1. I bake the cake myself.
    2. I bake the cake by myself.


    With reflexive pronouns, do we need to put the word "by" before the reflexive pronoun? Please advise, teachers! Thanks soooo much. ^o^
    No, we don't need the preposition "by" for all uses of reflexive pronouns.

    Your two sentences have different meanings.

    1. I bake the cake; I don't buy it.
    2. I bake the cake without any help from anyone.

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    Thank you soooo much, teacher MikeNewYork! ^o^

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    Quote Originally Posted by Helped Wanted
    Thank you soooo much, teacher MikeNewYork! ^o^
    You're welcome. :wink:

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