Is the following correct?


For clarifications, please see Miss Tan or myself.

asked Jun 01 '13 at 13:00 Soo New member

5 answers


This is incorrect. You need the pronoun in this example to be the direct object of the transitive verb 'see'. 'Myself' is a reflexive pronoun which is not used as object. It is used, instead, for an action that returns to the subject (I see myself) or as an emphatic for a subject (I myself saw you at the mall.).

link comment answered Jun 01 '13 at 13:23 Ahmad Barnard Expert

Ahmad is correct. When you use a reflexive pronoun in a sentence, the antecedent (the word the pronoun stands for) should be included in the sentence.


I did it myself.

They let themselves in the front door.

link comment edited Jun 01 '13 at 18:18 Lewis Neidhardt Grammarly Fellow

If the subject and the object of a sentence refer to the same person, reflexive pronoun should be used.

We love ourselves.

For the purpose of emphasis, it can be used.  Look at the example given by Ahmad Barnard.

link comment answered Jun 02 '13 at 08:25 Z. A. Jazley Contributor

Everybody has given standard, classic, correct answers to your question, but I want to point out that it's becoming more and more common to hear some reflexive pronouns used in place of subject personal pronouns and personal pronouns when they're in a compound object (e.g., Jim and me). Here are some examples:


- A: Hi, Bill. How are you?     B: Fine, thanks. And yourself?

- A: Everybody is confused, myself included.

- Those gifts were sent to Jean and myself.

link comment answered Jun 03 '13 at 20:33 Richard Firsten Contributor

Additionally, "clarification" is usually singular.

link comment answered Jun 04 '13 at 12:47 Kimberly Expert

Your answer

Write at least 20 characters

Have a question about English grammar, style or vocabulary use? Ask now to get help from Grammarly experts for FREE.