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Autor:  CRS
E-mail:  crs.0022@bol.com.br
Data:  11/JUL/2011 11:18 PM
Assunto:  after herself / myself
 
Mensagem: 

I live in the States near Chicago and all I know about British English is through watching british TV shows - a lot!

It seems that a common expression there about someone that is a recluse is something like - "He keeps himself to himself."

Example:

Police investigator:  "Did you know the murdered woman next door?"

You:  "No, sir, not well at all.  She always kept herself to herself!"

 

This construction is not common in our side of the pond.

 

Be well.

 

CR

 

 


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
after herself / myself  –  neto  06/JUL/2011, 11:06 AM
after herself / myself  –  Dale-USA  06/JUL/2011, 1:12 PM
after herself / myself  –  Neto  06/JUL/2011, 3:29 PM
after herself / myself  –  Dale-USA  06/JUL/2011, 3:42 PM
 after herself / myself  –  CRS  11/JUL/2011, 11:18 PM

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