posted by Helen .
Is the grammar in the following sentence ok?
For, surely, the paintings were created by people who were not so different than myself.
It sounds like the second half of a compound sentence. "For" is one of the coordinating conjunctions, which are primarily used to join independent clauses to form compound sentences.
In addition, the word "myself" is used incorrectly. That is a reflexive pronoun and should be used when the subject is "I" or to emphasize the first person singular --
** I see myself in the mirror.
** I myself gave him the award.
Here's how I would rewrite your sentence:
Surely the paintings were created by people who were not so different from me.
how about this?
I dream of discovering societies and understanding them through the remnants that people not so different than myself left behind.
I dream of discovering societies and understanding them through the remnants left behind by people not so different from me.
You're very welcome!