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me vs. myself #1 (permalink) Sat Jan 16, 2010 12:55 pm   me vs. myself
 

Hello everybody !
I just have a question : in this sentence "but let me tell you something about myself first"

Why use myself instead of me "but let me tell you something about me first".
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me vs. myself #2 (permalink) Sat Jan 16, 2010 14:16 pm   me vs. myself
 

The sentence you are using is called a "Reflexive pronoun."

You would be wrong to refer to "Me" in this sentence, although I have heard many Germans use it in this manner.

Alan gives further examples here;

* I saw myself on the TV news last night.
* You saw yourself on the TV news last night.
* He saw himself on the TV news last night.
* She saw herself on the TV news last night.
* It saw itself on the TV news last night. (Let's imagine the "it" here refers to the dog!)
* We saw ourselves on the TV news last night.
* You saw yourselves (plural) on the TV news last night.
* They saw themselves on the TV news last night.
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