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Is this the correct way to write this sentence? I thought about saying, "I knew this would interest you as much as it did myself", but wasn't sure if 'me' or 'myself' would be correct.

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According to Dictionary.com, Art. "myself", the pronoun "myself"
1. gives more intensity to "me"
2. and is used

in place of I or me after as, than, or but [my bold]

The second aspect suggests that while "me" is not wrong, "myself" seems to be more common.

I don't know though if there is a reason why "myself" is preferred over "me".

  • I don't know though if there is a reason why "myself" is preferred over "me". Just pretentiousness in my opinion. – BoldBen Nov 20 '17 at 6:59
  • You’re misreading the dictionary. Or rather, misparsing the sentence. “After as, than, or but” doesn’t mean “at any place in a clause that has one of these three words somewhere before it”, but “as the object of these three prepositions”. Me/myself is not the object of as here; the quoted part is not relevant. Me would definitely be a lot more common than myself in this case. – Janus Bahs Jacquet Dec 19 '17 at 20:43

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