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Do you use MYSELF correctly?
February 28, 2017

English Grammar RevolutionFebruary 28, 2017


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In today's Grammar Time section, you'll learn about two common mistakes people make with the word myself, and you'll also learn how to fix them.

Happy Learning,

Elizabeth O'Brien

Avoid these two common misuses of the word myself.

Many people misuse the word myself. Here are two examples.

Carl and myself ate lunch. --> Incorrect

Mike cooked lunch for Carl and myself. --> Incorrect

Myself can only be used as a reflexive pronoun or an intensive pronoun. Let's learn about each of these!

English Grammar Revolution Myself Video

Reflexive Pronouns

Reflexive pronouns are objects that refer (or reflect) back to the subject of the sentence. They end in -self or ...

Click here to watch or read this lesson!

Are you a teacher? Feel free to use this as a lesson plan in your classroom!

About Elizabeth

English Grammar Revolution

Elizabeth O'Brien is founder of, a company devoted to helping people learn and love grammar.

Through her website, books, and programs, Elizabeth shows people how to teach and learn grammar the easy way. She's on a mission to inspire and motivate people by making grammar fun and friendly.

If you liked today's issue, you'll love Elizabeth's grammar and sentence diagramming programs, which will help you learn or teach grammar through simple, step-by-step instructions and sentence diagrams.

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