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    Hi

    I shaved myself
    I washed myself

    --- Do I need to add "myself" after these two? Are these exceptions when I do not have to do it?

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    Re: myself

    Hi GUEST2008

    I shaved
    I washed

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    Hi GUEST2008

    I shaved
    I washed
    Hi

    Are these two exceptions when I do not have to do add "myself"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GUEST2008 View Post
    Hi

    Are these two exceptions when I do not have to do add "myself"?
    Add reflexives for clarity or emphasis or when it's required by the verb:

    Ex: I did the dishes (by) myself.
    => Meaning, no on helped me.

    Ex: I cut myself.
    => 'cut' is a transitive verb; it requires an object. In our example, 'myself' functions as its object.

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    Hi

    Are these two exceptions when I do not have to do add "myself"?
    Yes. You needn't add them there.

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    #6

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    Thanks Soup!

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