myself */*/*/

myself */*/*/
UK [maɪˈself] / US pronoun
Summary:

Myself is a reflexive pronoun, being the reflexive form of I. It is used especially in the following ways: - as an object that refers to the speaker or writer who is the subject of the sentence or is mentioned somewhere earlier in the sentence: I blame myself for what happened. She showed me a photograph of myself at the age of 12. - after "I" for emphasis: I myself will perform the operation.
1) used for showing that you are affected by or involved in the results of something that you do

She was worried that I might hurt myself.

I was starting to enjoy myself.

I'm going to pour myself another coffee.

2) used for referring to yourself when you have already been mentioned in the same sentence

They asked me a few questions about myself.

3)
a) used for emphasizing that you are referring to yourself and not to anyone else

I myself was once a prisoner.

b) used for emphasizing that you do something without help from anyone else

I arranged everything myself.

4) used instead of "I" or "me" when you are trying to be polite. Many people think that this use is incorrect

Lindsey or myself will be happy to answer any of your questions.

(all) by myself — alone; without help from anyone else

I like to spend a little time by myself at weekends.

I made the whole meal all by myself.

Could you help with the preparations? I can't do it by myself.

(all) to myself — if you have a place or time to yourself, you are free to do what you want to in it and you do not have to share it with anyone else

I had the whole beach to myself – it was paradise.

be/feel myself — to be in your normal mental or physical state

I'm sorry if I shouted. I'm just not myself today.


English dictionary. 2014.

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