Quick question about this sentence....

(11 Posts)

"All students including myself live in a permanent state of..."

Should it be 'including me'? But '....me live in a ..' isn't right either.

So does it need commas to make it right? All students, including me, live in...

Or should I just leave 'myself'?

TIA

FloatyBeatie Sat 12-Jan-13 14:30:50

"Me" is the object of "including" rather than the subject of "live" so it is fine in this sentence I think.

Notquite Sat 12-Jan-13 14:33:16

All students, including me, ..

Isn't myself normally preceded by a preposition? For myself for e.g.

MardyBraWouldDoEddieRedmayne Sat 12-Jan-13 14:35:36

I hate the proliferation of "myself" in the wrong context. I blame The Appentice.

"Who was responsible for choosing the concept?"
"That was myself, Lord Sugar.".

No, it was YOU, not YOURSELF.

YDdraigGoch Sat 12-Jan-13 14:36:34

Me.

TheMonster Sat 12-Jan-13 14:38:17

I would use me.

HenD19 Sat 12-Jan-13 14:38:47

Both versions sound a bit odd so I would miss out 'including myself/me' and just put 'all students live in....', unless of course you need to mention yourself??

Mardy the use of 'myself' was discussed recently here www.mumsnet.com/Talk/pedants_corner/1576853-WIBU-to-correct-someones-use-of-English-after-half-an-hour-of-ourselves-and-yourself-angry
grin It's an abomination.

But that aside... thanks all.

(Hen I didn't write it - I'm not a student!)

HenD19 Sat 12-Jan-13 18:24:37

Sorry Miranda!

You weren't to know! I might be a student again one day! one with a zimmer frame

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