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Is the grammar in the following sentence ok?

For, surely, the paintings were created by people who were not so different than myself.

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    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.
    http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/conjunctions.htm#top

    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.
    http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/pronouns1.htm#reflexive

    Here's how I would rewrite your sentence:

    Surely the paintings were created by people who were not so different from me.

  • grammar -

    how about this?

    I dream of discovering societies and understanding them through the remnants that people not so different than myself left behind.

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    I dream of discovering societies and understanding them through the remnants left behind by people not so different from me.

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    thank you!

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    You're very welcome!

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