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    • Join Date: Mar 2006
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    #1

    Thumbs down Yourself/you/your

    Dear teachers,

    What sounds natural to you and why:

    1. Take a cup of coffee

    or:

    2. Take your cup of coffee

    3. Look behind you!

    or:

    4. Look behind himself!
    Last edited by PINKGREAT; 23-Oct-2008 at 00:22. Reason: unnecessary frase


    • Join Date: Oct 2006
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    #2

    Re: Yourself/you/your

    Take a cup of coffee = help yourself to coffee.
    Take your cup of coffee = The coffee has been poured into a cup for you, so please take it.

    Look behind you = correct
    Look behind yourself = acceptable, but not as good. Could also mean "Why should I look behind? You do the looking".

    Look behind himself - incorrect. However, you could say "He looked behind himself".

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