Ourself vs Ourselves


Is this sentence correct? or should it be ourself?

See example:

When we master ourselves, the promise of life breathes in the palms of our hands.
asked Apr 07 '13 at 16:32 Carlos New member

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'Ourself' is rarely used. The only use that comes to mind would be when referring to the editorial or royal 'we'. If 'our' means more than just one person, it would be plural.

link comment edited Apr 07 '13 at 20:48 Lewis Neidhardt Grammarly Fellow

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