OURSELF/OURSELVES, US, THEIRSELF/THEMSELVES?

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There are times when I do not know which word (ourself/ourselves, us, theirself/theirselves/themselves/themself) to use. 

It depends on the context, but I'm still not quite sure I am using the words correctly.

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As you're talking in the plural, it has to be "ourselves" and "themselves".  Never theirselves.

 

(I believe that "themself" is used colloquially but it is not Standard English, so avoid.)

link comment edited Jun 13 '13 at 14:42 Michael Cranfield Expert

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