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Hello.

Reflexive pronoun seems easy but not really that easy, Help me with the below please.

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A man who was very ill believed that laughter could help a person get well. He used laughter to help bring himself back to health.

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What if I use him instead of himself? Is that wrong?

I think him would be OK.

Because, I think, The sentence can mean

He used laughter to help (for laughter) to bring him back to health........ meaning, Laughter brings him back to health; The subject is different from the object.

What do you think about it?

Thank you!
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Sam's best friend was Jerry. In fact, when Jerry was sick, Sam used laughter to bring him back to health. (him = Jerry)
But when Sam was sick, he used laughter to bring himself back to health. (he = himself = Sam)
CJ
My feeling is that the "self" is necessary because the subject and the object are the same. You could say, "She used laughter to bring him back to health.

Joe wanted to help his sick friend Bill, so he used laughter to bring him back to health.

"Laughter brings him back to health" is fine, but you've introduced a new subject of the sentence.
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Is the word "himself" used properly?

Mr. A indicated that the original request was for $100, but that the group, which consisted of Ms. J, Ms. W, Ms. Price and himself,
had recommended....
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"Himself" is fine, but the verb in your second clause wants an object: "had recommended what?"