Picture of me vs myself

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Hi,

Are these sentences correct:

"Please send me the pictures of myself that you took.

Please send me the pictures of me that you took.

Please send me the pictures of yourself that I took.

Please send me the pictures of you that I took."?
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Re: Picture of me vs myselfhi

Hi,

Are these sentences correct?

Please send me the pictures of myself that you took. :cross:
Please send me the pictures of me that you took. :tick:
Also, "Please send me the pictures that you took of me."

Please send me the pictures of yourself that I took. :cross:
Please send me the pictures of you that I took. :tick:
Also, "Please send me the pictures that I took of you."

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See above.
 

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Re: Picture of me vs myselfhi

Hi,

I found this http://dictionary.cambridge.org/us/...ouns/pronouns-reflexive-myself-themselves-etc

Is this correct? They say the usage is grammatically acceptable.

The National Trust is a charity depending on the support of people like yourself.
Cambridge says "We sometimes use reflexive pronouns instead of personal pronouns for politeness...." In the example, the alternative would be "people like you," which could feel impolitely abrupt. This can't apply when the speaker or writer is the subject.
 

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Re: Picture of me vs myselfhi

I am staggered that the recent propensity for using a reflexive pronoun in place of a personal pronoun has made it onto a site that aims to demonstrate correct English. IMHO, the reflexive pronoun used in the example sentence about the National Trust is flat out wrong!

"... depending on the support of people like you."
 

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Re: Picture of me vs myselfhi

It's a disputed area of language.
 

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Re: Picture of me vs myselfhi

Though it's correct, saying "people like you" sounds pejorative.
 

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Re: Picture of me vs myselfhi

What about in the sentence: "Please let me introduce myself."?

Is it the same construction as "Please send me the photos of me."?

Is the first sentence correct?
 

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Re: Picture of me vs myselfhi

How come "Please send me photos of myself." is wrong?
 

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Re: Picture of me vs myselfhi

Because the one who will send photos is the listener rather than the speaker (me).
 

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Re: Picture of me vs myselfhi

Quite often people who use 'myself' in this way are afraid to use 'me' for fear that they might appear illiterate. Ergo, they end up with something like this: "----with John and myself", or, "with John and I".

I agree that it is often a form of hypercorrection, like between you and I.
 

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Re: Picture of me vs myselfhi

Are these sentences correct:

Please send me the pictures of you that I took."?

Is it the same construction as

"Please let me introduce myself."?

"Please send me the photos of me."?

Is the first sentence correct?

How come "Please send me photos of myself." is wrong?
In all cases, delete the full stops (periods). The question marks serve to end the sentences.
 

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Because the one who will send photos is the listener rather than the speaker (me).
Not exactly.

If I used your camera to take pictures of myself, I can ask you to send the pictures I took of myself.
The "myself" is wrong in the example not because the person who will SEND them is not the speaker, but because the person who took the picture is not the speaker. Even so, simply saying "myself" (send me the photos of myself) is wrong without the "that I took of myself" so the reflexive part is stated.
 
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