Friday, April 19, 2013

Proper Use of Myself

Wonder when to use the word myself? Well, it shouldn't be used nearly as frequently as it is! 

Why? Because myself should only be used one the pronoun I has already been used earlier in the sentence. 

Wrong: She gave it to myself and him.
Wrong: My husband and myself are thankful for this gift.
Wrong: I asked him to give it to myself.

Right: I asked for it myself.
Right: I was hoping to win it myself.
Right: I went to town quickly because I had to see it for myself.

Remember: Don't use myself unless you have already used I.

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