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what is the deffrance between the man shave him self and the man shave him
Apr 18, 2008 5:55 PM
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The man shaves himself (himself is a reflexive pronoun). It means he shaves his own face. The man shaves him (him is a third person pronoun). It means he shaves another man's face.
April 18, 2008
I'm not sure but I think that both phrases are incorrect, because the verb "to shave" is a Transitive verb. That means that the person who carries out the action can't be the same as the object affected by the action. I would say: "the man shaves off his beard" ( the man = person who carries out the action; "his beard" =the object affected by the action) It'll be great if native English speakers post their opinion here. Hope it helps.
April 18, 2008
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