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Hello

He rents a flat to me.

Can I also say: He rents me a flat.

How about this one: I need to buy myself a ticket.

Would it be incorrect if I said: I need to buy me a ticket. (isn't it a very informal/slang expression "buy me"?)

Thanks
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Hi,

He rents a flat to me.

Can I also say: He rents me a flat. Yes.

How about this one: I need to buy myself a ticket.

Would it be incorrect if I said: I need to buy me a ticket.Yes, incorrect, because you are 'performing the action on yourself', ie reflexively.

(isn't it a very informal/slang expression "buy me"?) It's heard more in certain regions, I think. It's considered substandard.

Best wishes, Clive
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NewguestHe rents a flat to me.

Can I also say: He rents me a flat.
I would say that the first version is acceptable but less common than the second.
NewguestHow about this one: I need to buy myself a ticket.

Would it be incorrect if I said: I need to buy me a ticket. (isn't it a very informal/slang expression "buy me"?)
"buy me" -- this is a non-standard formulation. Largely regional. Those who follow U. S. political goings-on may remember that John Kerry was roundly made fun of for asking "can I get me a huntin' license here?" during the 2004 presidential campaign. By saying that he was attempting to sound like one of the guys but came off as phony instead.
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I asked because I saw such a phrase in a slang dictionary.

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I see. So instead of "me" always use "myself"

I need to get myself a hunting license.

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Hi,

Yes, when it's a reflexive action, as I said.

Clive