Is is correct to use the word yourself as follows in a sentence?

Can you please set up a meeting tomorrow with Tom, Shaun, Rupert and yourself?

  • Welcome to English Language and Usage. Can you tell us why you think it is right or wrong? – user140086 Dec 12 '16 at 17:36
  • Would "You" in this sentence be grammatically correct versus "Yourself"? – George Hooper Dec 12 '16 at 17:40
  • Yes. ---------- – Greg Lee Dec 12 '16 at 17:49
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    This should be a duplicate of Reflexive pronoun use when subject is a subset of the prepositional object, but that earlier question doesn't have any answers, so I can't cite it in a closevote. – FumbleFingers Dec 12 '16 at 17:59
  • @FumbleFingers Erm well it looks like it, but actually it seems to make a big difference whether the coordinates are mixtures of pronouns and other types of noun or just pronouns. (When it's just pronouns the reflexive doesn't seem to be necessary). – Araucaria Dec 12 '16 at 19:01

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