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    "by oneself" or just "oneself"?

    Hi. I would like to know which of the following sentences is correct:

    "Did you kill them all by yourself?"

    "Did you kill them all yourself?"

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    Re: "by oneself" or just "oneself"?

    The first one is "Did you kill them all on your own, without anyone else's help?"

    The second one is "Did you kill them, not someone else?"

    They are both correct.

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