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Nov 6 2008   1:47PM GMT

Writing for business – I, myself



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
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reflexive pronouns
decision.jpg Michael Dell and ________ are responsible for the decision. We will ask each employee to take an unpaid vacation this quarter.
a. myself
b. I

Answer: b

Explanation: Be alert to a tendency to use reflexive pronoun forms (ending in -self) where they are neither appropriate nor necessary. This sentence requires a subject pronoun. You wouldn’t say “Myself am responsible for the decision.”

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