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Oneself vs. Yourself — What's the Difference?

Oneself vs. Yourself — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Oneself and Yourself

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Oneself

A person's self: general form of himself, herself, themself or yourself.
Teaching oneself to swim can be dangerous.
Apr 19, 2022

Yourself

Used to refer to the person being addressed as the object of a verb or preposition when they are also the subject of the clause
Help yourselves, boys
See for yourself
Apr 19, 2022

Oneself

A reflexive form of the indefinite pronoun one. Commonly written as two words, one's self.
One's self (or more properly oneself), is quite a modern form. In Elizabethan English we find a man's self = one's self.
Apr 19, 2022

Yourself

You personally (used to emphasize the person being addressed)
You're going to have to do it yourself
Apr 19, 2022

Yourself

(reflexive pronoun) Your own self (singular).
Be careful with that fire or you'll burn yourself.
Apr 19, 2022
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Yourself

You (singular); used emphatically, especially to indicate exclusiveness of the referent's participation in the predicate, i.e., that no one else is involved.
You yourself know that what you wrote was wrong.
After a good night's sleep you'll feel like yourself again.
Apr 19, 2022

Yourself

An emphasized or reflexive form of the pronoun of the second person; - used as a subject commonly with you; as, you yourself shall see it; also, alone in the predicate, either in the nominative or objective case; as, you have injured yourself.
Of which right now ye han yourselve heard.
If yourselves are old, make it your cause.
Why should you be so cruel to yourself ?
The religious movement which you yourself, as well as I, so faithfully followed from first to last.
Apr 19, 2022

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