[General] I have cooked for myself

Oceanlike

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Do I need to use 'for', or can I omit it?

"Hey Claudia! I have cooked you your favourite baked cheese rice and I have cooked (for) myself pumpkin noodles", I squealed.

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Rover_KE

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You can't omit 'for', but I'd change the order of the second part.

"Hey Claudia! I've cooked you your favourite baked cheese rice and I've cooked pumpkin noodles for myself", I squealed.
 

emsr2d2

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"I've cooked you XXX and I've cooked myself YYY" is absolutely fine for me.
 

jutfrank

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to cook somebody something works for me, too, in the same way as to make somebody something

She cooked me dinner so I made her a cake.
 
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