Yourselves vs. Yourself

By Jaxson

  • Yourselves (pronoun)

    You (plural), used as the object of a verb or preposition, referring to the people being spoken to, previously mentioned.

    “You shouldn’t blame yourselves.”

  • Yourself (pronoun)

    Your own self (singular).

    “Be careful with that fire or you’ll burn yourself.”

  • Yourself (pronoun)

    You (singular); used emphatically, especially to indicate exclusiveness of the referent’s participation in the predicate, i.e., that no one else is involved.

    “You yourself know that what you wrote was wrong.”

    “After a good night’s sleep you’ll feel like yourself again.”

  • Yourself (pronoun)

    used to refer to the person being addressed as the object of a verb or preposition when they are also the subject of the clause

    “help yourselves, boys”

    “see for yourself”

  • Yourself (pronoun)

    you personally (used to emphasize the person being addressed)

    “you’re going to have to do it yourself”

Oxford Dictionary

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