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    Reflexive pronoun/Help
    Message from mah posted on 15-07-2017 at 10:35:56 (D | E | F)
    Hi Hello,
    She took the dog with her or herself? And Why please?
    Best regards.

    Edited by lucile83 on 15-07-2017 12:24

    Re: Reflexive pronoun/Help from lemagemasque, posted on 15-07-2017 at 12:31:07 (D | E)
    "She took the dog with her" because she doesn't take herself on a lead.
    We say :
    I wash myself
    I look at myself in the mirror (my face is the object of my looking at the mirror)
    We look at each other (She looks at me (not myself) and I look at her (not herself))
    I did it myself
    I did it by myself.
    But :
    He washes the baby/He washes it (not itself)
    He looked at me.
    We look at ourselves (I look at myself (not me) and she looks at herself (not her)
    See you!

    Re: Reflexive pronoun/Help from here4u, posted on 16-07-2017 at 18:52:09 (D | E)
    Hello !
    No, Lemage, you shouldn't say "I wash myself!" ... But could say it if you were 2 because then it would be an achievement... at your age, it no longer is! You simply "wash"!
    I've just finished a lesson about that point (test 116445)

    Re: Reflexive pronoun/Help from lemagemasque, posted on 19-07-2017 at 17:50:11 (D | E)

    This is what I wrote to mah in response to her PM:
    Hello, mah
    It's not very common - wash (or 'get washed') is more often used - but it can be used sometimes.
    It was rather introduced as an example of the use of myself. It's not a complete sentence : The nurses gave me some shaving foam and I shaved myself (because her question was also about shave)
    Best regards.

    See you!

    Re: Reflexive pronoun/Help from here4u, posted on 20-07-2017 at 07:42:05 (D | E)
    Hello !
    Let's be careful about the choice of the examples we give... Learners usually remember the one exception that shouldn't have been used... Have a wonderful holiday.

    Re: Reflexive pronoun/Help from anglophone92, posted on 20-07-2017 at 13:10:06 (D | E)
    We say "She took the dog with her"
    Good luck

    Re: Reflexive pronoun/Help from zilazila, posted on 20-07-2017 at 14:01:28 (D | E)
    "She took the dog with her" is correct.
    You can see this page. It will help you a lot.

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