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Usage Glossary: A B C D E F G H I K L M N O P Q R S T U V W Y


Myself is a reflexive pronoun.

I recognized myself in a photograph in the latest newsletter.

Like other reflexive pronouns, myself can be used as an intensifier. However, in technical writing you should use emphatic pronouns very sparingly or avoid them altogether.


I myself don't see any problems with the proposal.


I don't see any problems with the proposal.

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