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Clap for yourself vs clap yourself

Posted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 12:11 pm
by mentarget
I just came across this today, which one is right-
i. Clap for yourself
ii.clap yourself

Re: Clap for yourself vs clap yourself

Posted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 2:20 pm
by Susan
They don't mean anything as stand-alone phrases.

Could you give us the sentence or context?

Susan

Re: Clap for yourself vs clap yourself

Posted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 4:27 pm
by mentarget
It is commonly used in schools, when a student give the right answer, the teacher will say "clap for yourself".

I want to know if it is right.

Re: Clap for yourself vs clap yourself

Posted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 2:12 pm
by Susan
No. It's not authentic English..

You might say: give yourself a pat on the back.

Re: Clap for yourself vs clap yourself

Posted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:36 am
by LeesaJohnson
Clap for yourself is right.