| #2 (permalink) Wed Jan 16, 2008 14:13 pm themselves vs ourselves
The pronoun must match the noun it refers to.. Here, the noun is 'his children'...'themselves'.
father always wanted his children to look after themselves
father always wanted his child to look after himself / herself
father always wanted us children to look after ourselves
father always wanted me to look after myself
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