When I say "ourselves", am I talking about us together, separate or it actually depends on the context?
In the context of a project that involves many people I am talking with a colleague about the work that has to be done. But I am not sure whether we should meet to work together or work independently.
The I ask this person:
Should we work by ourselves?
This person understands that I was meaning "only the two of us without more people from the team". But I meant "each of us separately".
Is it ambiguous or one is the typical interpretation?
(I saw many questions about "ourselves", but none asking this particular thing, sorry if it's a dup.)