Alone against myself

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  • Resa Reader

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    I'd say that 'allein gegen mich selbst' sounds more natural and idiomatic.
    To give you another example: There is a book by Reinhold Messner called "Allein gegen sich selbst."
     

    ABBA Stanza

    Senior Member
    English (UK)
    Ok, so "Allein gegen mich" is uncorrect. "Selbst" is absolutely essential after "mich" ?
    If you don't include the word "selbst", the "allein" could be interpreted as referring to another person. Indeed, it probably would be interpreted that way, because the listener/reader would assume that if the other case was intended, you would have added the word "selbst"... :)

    Cheers,
    Abba
     
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