Hello, teachers!

- Jack and myself are going to Paris on business next week.
Here, I know that the use of myself - reflexive pronoun - is incorrect. However someone says that the use of myself is correct in the following sentence, because it is for emphasis, especially in contrast with another person.
- Jack and Jill are going to Paris, but Peter and myself are staying here.
IMHO, even though it can be used colloquially, it is still no standard English. Am I right?

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Thank you, Hogel, for your very kind wishes.

It was surprising (the second grammatical surprise of the week) to learn from my grammar sources* that using "myself" as subject when it is coordinated with another noun is perfectly correct. It's supposedly correct in all cases, not just when emphasized.

You will find thousands of examples of such usage on Google, indicating that it's standard, not just colloquial. Here are a few examples:

--We are a small, independent organisation and we see this as an advantage. Both Pete and myself have personally visited all the projects that we are offering and can therefore provide first hand knowledge of where, who and with what volunteers will be working on their gap years abroad.

--Our hunting guides and myself will strive to provide you with a great northern Alberta hunting experience.

--Last season Graham Barber and myself went into Liverpool and gave a presentation.

--I try to keep my pages set to 800x600 res. This way others and myself don't have to do any horizontal scrolling when visiting my pages.

--"I think ...the Legislature and myself ought to take the blame because we have repeatedly not spent the kind of money we should have been spending at Oakley Training School," Flaggs said during a news conference.

Much more rarely, one encounters other reflexive pronouns as part of a coordinated subject:

--His costars and himself have taken part in one of the longest shootings in movie history, in the first project to merge three films into one single journey.

--Of course Wolfson befriends their leading warrior in the end so Leslie, George, and himself can depart in peace.

--Polonius arranges for his daughter, Ophelia, to encounter Hamlet while the King and himself are watching.

It seems that the pronoun "themselves" is used instead of "they" only for clarity when it is coordinated with another plural noun:

--For [Angelfish], I include long leaf blade plants ....That variety of plant I usually keep under a taller bunch plant that will provide cover for the parents, and enable them to be more successful at rearing their young there because they feel the babies and themselves are safe.

Marilyn Martin

* Quirk et al., A Comprehensive Grammar of the English Language (Longman, 1985)

* Huddleston and Pullum, The Cambridge Grammar of the English Language (2002)

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