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

There is no word such as 'theirself/theirselves' it is themselves and never themself since them is already plural it is impossible to be singular. Ourselves, same explanation as above. I hope I was able to help.

link comment answered Dec 23 '15 at 23:54 Patricia New member

i've just made a mistake, i did write themself.

link comment answered Apr 21 at 09:57 Janu Artana New member

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