Is "unto Himself" OK? Is "felt" OK? I'm trying not to be passive.

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Jeremiah felt assured that God would bring His people back unto Himself and give them a future.   

asked Nov 14 '13 at 01:56 Susan New member

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That's fine, Susan. What you need to remember about reflexive pronouns is that they ALWAYS need an antecedent nearby.  'God' is your antecedent.

 

I hit him myself.  'I' is the antecedent, so it's OK.

 

They gave it to Joan and myself.  No antecedent, so this is not OK.  'Me' should be used.

link answered Nov 14 '13 at 02:27 Lewis Neidhardt Grammarly Fellow

Good answer. Thanks.

SusanNov 14 '13 at 04:41

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