By Mary Morel
The reflexive pronouns are myself, yourself, himself, herself, itself, ourselves, yourselves, themselves.
We use a reflexive pronoun when the subject and object are the same person or thing.
I cut myself.
He looked at himself in the mirror.
You can also use a reflexive pronoun occasionally as an intensifier.
I myself hate knitting.
It is incorrect to use a reflexive pronoun as a substitute for me. (Some might say it is ‘non-standard’ English, but I hate seeing myself used instead of me so I will stick with ‘incorrect’.)
A common example of an incorrect use is:
Please send this to myself.
Please don’t hesitate to contact myself.
In both of these examples, the correct word is me (object). The hidden subject in both sentences is you.
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