[Grammar] "I wasn't going to let that stop me." or "I ... stop myself." ?

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My question is stated in the title. It confuses me which one is grammatical or proper here? I think "me" is fine here, but I'm not sure whether "myself" is acceptable here, too. Any reply will be appreciated.
 
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Re: "I wasn't going to let that stop me." or "I ... stop myself." ?

Thank you very much. But it really confuses me that " I blame myself for the failure" is , as I was told, preferrable to " I blame me for the failure." while it's not the case in the examble above. So what's the difference? Any further explanation will be much appreciated. Thank you all.
 

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Re: "I wasn't going to let that stop me." or "I ... stop myself." ?

When you are both the actor and the recipient of a verb, you need the reflexive pronoun. If you act upon another person, you just use the pronoun.

I blame myself.
I blame you.
I blame him.

I washed myself.
I washed him.
I washed them.

If someone else is the actor and the recipient of a verb, you still use the relevant reflexive pronoun.

He blames me.
He blames them.
He blames himself.

She washed us.
She washed him.
She washed herself.
 

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Re: "I wasn't going to let that stop me." or "I ... stop myself." ?

We washed ourselves.
They washed themselves.
He washed himself.
She washed herself.
It washed itself.
You washed yourself.
 
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