[Ads-l] "we ... _ourself_"

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Sat Jul 28 22:01:46 EDT 2018


> On Jul 28, 2018, at 5:41 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> 
> Summer's Eve TV commercial:
> 
> "We women are redefining _ourself_."
> 
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> -Wilson

Better if there’s an “each” present (but inaudible) after the copula.  Otherwise I’d go with “ourselves” here.  But since I’m not a woman, my judgment may be irrelevant.  

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> All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
> come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
> -Mark Twain
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