I've got a sentence that starts, "As much as we – Tom, Charles, myself and a few others – saw the need for..." I've set it up that way because in the context of what had come before in the piece, while all of us were a group the first three were the most important involved. My question is whether or not the use and placement of "myself" in the list is acceptable grammatically, vs. sticking me at the end ("I") or making it "Tom, Charles and I and a few others," which seems a bit awkward. Thanks,

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highstream posted:

[. . .] "As much as we – Tom, Charles, myself and a few others – saw the need for..."[. . .]

My question is whether or not the use and placement of "myself" in the list is acceptable grammatically, vs. sticking me at the end ("I") or making it "Tom, Charles and I and a few others," which seems a bit awkward.

Hello, Highstream, and welcome to the Grammar Exchange!

Yes, it is grammatically acceptable to use "myself" as you have. Reflexive pronouns are sometimes used like that, in appositive position.

Obviously it is NOT grammatically acceptable to use a reflexive pronoun as the subject of the sentence: "Myself saw the need for . . ."

Here is another option you might want to consider:

  • As much as we—Tom, Charles, and I, along with a few others—saw the need for . . .

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