1

Can I take your umbrella I haven't brought mine with ... .

1.me

2.mine

3.my

4.myself

It is clear that 2 and 3 are false but I doubt between 1 and 4.I think I have heared the first one but the forth one seems OK.So what is the right answer?

  • Remember this: myself = "alone, unaided" (I did it myself) or "my physical person" (I dressed myself) or "my mind/my time" (I don't know what to do with myself). me = the person you (the listener) are looking at or listening to. – Tᴚoɯɐuo Sep 10 '16 at 20:13
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As far as I know (I am a learner),there are two situations in which you should be careful when using reflexive pronouns:

  1. When using prepositions referring to a place
  2. When using with with the meaning of "accompanied by"

In the two situations above, you must avoid using reflexive pronoun. Therefore, I would choose me.

Also, I am not sure why you want to add that prepositional phrase to the sentence; it sounds redundant to my learner ears.

  • 1
    "I haven't brought mine with me" is 100% idiomatic and means "I have one, but I did not bring it." The emphasis is on the neglect or the forgetfulness. – Tᴚoɯɐuo Sep 10 '16 at 20:31

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