myself

myself
my|self [ maı`self ] pronoun ***
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. ) used for emphasizing that you are referring to yourself and not to anyone else:
I myself was once a prisoner.
a ) 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 consider this use incorrect:
Lindsey or myself will be happy to answer any of your questions.
(all) by myself
1. ) alone:
I like to spend a little time by myself on weekends.
2. ) without help from anyone else:
Could you help with the preparations? I can't do it by myself.
I made the whole quilt all 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.

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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