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One should take care of one's health.

One should take care of his health.

One should take care of oneself's health.

In my book,

The first sentence is used in British.

The second one is used in American english.

but i think the third sentence is correct grammatically.

Because when the subject and the object is the same person, reflexible pronoun should be used.

Of course at this sentence the object is :"health"

then can't i use oneself's health?

I think there is a possibility.

Is it right?

lz make me confirm~!!
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Persona GrataOne should take care of one's health.

One should take care of his health.

One should take care of oneself's health.

In my book,

The first sentence is used in British. You will be understood in the US, but it's definitely not the most common way of expressing that idea.

The second one is used in American english. This would be more natural in AmE: "You should take care of your health."
This use of "one" tends to sound very cold and detached, and "his" may be seen as "politically incorrect" since it excludes around half of the population.Emotion: wink

but i think the third sentence is correct grammatically. No, it just sounds odd. Grammatically speaking, you might say "one's own health." However, it is unlikely that people would actually use this in a sentence such as yours.

Because when the subject and the object is the same person, reflexible reflexive pronoun should be used.

Of course at in this sentence the object is :"health" Right

then can't i I use oneself's health? No

Persona GrataOne should take care of one's health. Yes, good.

One should take care of his health. Perhaps Americans do say it, but I (an American) would correct it. Don't mix "one" and "him" in the same sentence.

One should take care of oneself's health. No - One should take care of oneself. But once you have a noun afterwards, you must go to the possessive form: one's.

Because when the subject and the object is the same person, reflexible pronoun should be used. - Yes when the object IS the person, and not a possessive.

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I like the option of using "oneself's" also. The following is the reasoning on the problem I had with other forms of the word.

I think the English for one-selves needs to be updated to present independent Soul consciousness. I wanted "oneself's" but my computer gave it as an error with "one-selves" as the correct option. I checked on the Internet and I'm not alone on this (see above). The archaic of oneself was one's self. I think it needs to be bumped up a notch again.

Here the object in my translation is "Soul". I'm having the same difficulty. Maybe "oneself" in my translation should be the archaic "one's self" to highlight the development and difference of consciousness from ancient times and the present inner awareness of the Christ being.

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So I first sense the world

As experience at the outside of my Soul,

Left to oneself only chilly empty life;

And without strength oneself to make known (one's self)

Creating afresh in one-selves Soul, (oneself's)

One would only be capable of finding death.

What about:

One should take care of their health.
AnonymousWhat about:One should take care of their health.
No
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Can you explain why not please? Emotion: smile

- their
2. Belonging to or associated with a person of unspecified sex
AnonymousCan you explain why not please?
We would not use the plural 'their' with a singular subject, as in Somebody has left their purse, with the formal 'one'.
Anonymous- their2. Belonging to or associated with a person of unspecified sex
This is a large bone of contention. 'Their', in spite of its long respectable history as the 3rd person singular pronoun of unspecified sex, still rests uncomfortably with many contemporary authorities in any but the most casual contexts, and the better part of valour is still to recast:

One should take care of one's health.
People should take care of their health.
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