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Quoting Philip Newton <[log in to unmask]>:

> On 7 Sep 02, at 20:44, Roberto Suarez Soto wrote:
>
> > Here, "uno" doesn't mean "one" or "a", but more "oneself". So, "no
> > tener uno hombre" could be pedantically translated to "not to have
> > oneself a man", or simply "not to have (got?) a man for oneself". In
> > fact, you could strip the "uno", and it will make perfect sense. I
> > don't even know if "oneself" is correct in english, but you get the
> > idea :-)
>
> It's correct. "One has to look out for oneself", etc.
>
> (Though there are speakers who use "him" and "himself" for oblique
> forms of "one": "One must look out for himself and protect his
> interests". I find that sounds weird, but there are many who do this. I
> *think* it's more common in Leftpondia.)

I can't recall hearing that much.  It's ungrammatical for me; either
say "you must look out for yourself and protect your interests" or
do as you say above.

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