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Clap for yourself vs clap yourself

Unread postby mentarget » Sat Nov 11, 2017 12:11 pm

I just came across this today, which one is right-
i. Clap for yourself
ii.clap yourself

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Re: Clap for yourself vs clap yourself

Unread postby Susan » Sat Nov 11, 2017 2:20 pm

They don't mean anything as stand-alone phrases.

Could you give us the sentence or context?

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Re: Clap for yourself vs clap yourself

Unread postby mentarget » Sat Nov 11, 2017 4:27 pm

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.

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Re: Clap for yourself vs clap yourself

Unread postby Susan » Sun Nov 12, 2017 2:12 pm

No. It's not authentic English..

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


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