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Message from mah posted on 15-07-2017 at 10:35:56 (D | E | F)
She took the dog with her or herself? And Why please?
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.
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)
Re: Reflexive pronoun/Help from here4u, posted on 16-07-2017 at 18:52:09 (D | E)
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:
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)
Re: Reflexive pronoun/Help from here4u, posted on 20-07-2017 at 07:42:05 (D | E)
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"
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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