told this time and again

altiwife

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Can I say these in English? What't the difference in terms of meaning between the two sentences?
a. I was told this time and again myself.
b. I was told this time and again.
 

Rover_KE

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'myself' is redundant.
 

Charlie Bernstein

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Can I say these in English? What't the difference in terms of meaning between the two sentences?
a. I was told this time and again, myself.
b. I was told this time and again.

If you add the comma, the first one is a response to another person who had had the same experience:

Me: All my teachers told me to stop looking out the window and pay attention.
You: I was told that time and again, myself!

It has the same meaning there as "too" or "as well."

Notice that I used "that" instead of "this." For that sentence, "this" is okay but "that" it would be slightly more natural.
 
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