Monday, June 20, 2011
Me, Myself, and I — When do you use which?
Myself and all the other self-words are called "reflexive pronouns"; they reflect, echo, bounce back to the nouns or pronouns they mirror. June kicked herself; Jacques found himself crying; they gave themselves chocolate. Careful not to use the self-word when an ordinary pronouns does a better job: No: She glared at him and myself; Yes: She glared at him and me. No: Elvis and myself took the motorcycle; Yes: Elvis and I took the motorcycle.
Posted by The Grammar Anarchist at 11:41 AM