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    "yourself" usage

    Which is correct.....

    Have you any ideas for yourself or greg ?

    Have you any ideas for you or greg ?

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    Re: "yourself" usage

    Quote Originally Posted by dave
    Which is correct.....

    Have you any ideas for yourself or greg ?

    Have you any ideas for you or greg ?
    This is a case in which the reflexive pronoun is correct. I would reverse the order to "Greg or yourself". The reflexive pronouns are not used unless the referent has already been used.

    I saw myself in the mirror. This is correct because "I" had already been used.

    Please give that to myself. This is incorrect because "I" had not been used.

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    thanks for the prompt reply. eom


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    Dave

    You're very welcome.

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