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Which one is correct? We never have time to ourselves. We never have time for ourselves.
Oct 20, 2019 6:51 PM
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They could both be considered correct. "We never have time to ourselves" implies that the people never have time alone. "We never have time for ourselves" implies that the people never have time to focus on themselves/do the things they want/etc.
October 20, 2019
As a native speaker (not a teacher) I’d say they are both grammatically correct, but used for different circumstances. “We never have time to ourselves” conveys we never have time alone, private time. “We never have time for ourselves” conveys a lack of ‘me time’: time spent doing things for ourselves and not for others. An example using the former might be: “Living with three small children in an apartment, we never have time to ourselves,” ie we are never alone. Examples with the second phrase would be: “Our kids have such a social life, we never have time for ourselves.” “We working mothers are so busy, we never have time for ourselves.”
October 20, 2019
We never have time for ourselves .
October 20, 2019
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