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Myself and Victor went for a run, no one else.

Can I say

"We went for a run with Victor?"

OR

"I went for a run with Victor?"

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  • See also English Language Learners – Kris Sep 3 '14 at 11:11
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    No. Unlike some languages (I'm thinking of Old Norse, but I'm sure there are modern examples), we and Victor means at least three people. – Colin Fine Sep 3 '14 at 15:15
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Your first sentence has the impression that there were other people with you, in addition to Victor; so using the second sentence is better:

I went for a run with Victor.

Alternatively you can say:

Victor and I went for a run.

Remember that you shouldn't say "me and Victor ...", but "Victor and I ...".

  • "Me and Victor" is perfectly fine. But the question at hand doesn't call for opening that can of worms anyway. – RegDwigнt Sep 3 '14 at 11:02
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    However, Myself and Victor, which is now in the question is definitely wrong, because myself in that construction is neither reflexive nor emphatic; it simply means I. – Andrew Leach Sep 3 '14 at 11:56
  • Of course "Victor and I went for a run." can be expressed as "We went for a run." when then antecedent of "we" is obvious. – Scott Sep 3 '14 at 17:29

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