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pronoun myself pronunciation in American English /maɪˈself/
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. 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.
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  2. 2
    used for referring to yourself when you have already been mentioned in the same sentence
    They asked me a few questions about myself.
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  3. 3
    used for emphasizing that you are referring to yourself and not to anyone else
    I myself was once a prisoner.
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      used for emphasizing that you do something without help from anyone else
      I arranged everything myself.
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  4. 4
    used instead ofIormewhen 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.
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