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03-01-2014, 11:32 PM
RE: Grammatically Speaking: for all my grammar nazi's
I intentionally tried to answer incorrectly and passed.

Theism is to believe what other people claim, Atheism is to ask "why should I".
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03-01-2014, 11:41 PM
RE: Grammatically Speaking: for all my grammar nazi's
78% Are you guys e-statters or what? And to say I 'knew' every answer that I got right would be sort of wrong, too. I never outright guessed, but a lot of it was just intuition born of something learned and lost in ancient times.
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04-01-2014, 12:08 AM
RE: Grammatically Speaking: for all my grammar nazi's
I've always thought that when I'm speaking about someone else and I, that "I" (not me) should come after the person.

"Mildred and I went to the beach."

"The dog chased Mildred and I."

Not me?


Hrmmm....

Please explain.
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04-01-2014, 12:24 AM (This post was last modified: 04-01-2014 12:36 AM by GirlyMan.)
RE: Grammatically Speaking: for all my grammar nazi's
(04-01-2014 12:08 AM)LadyJane Wrote:  I've always thought that when I'm speaking about someone else and I, that "I" (not me) should come after the person.

"Mildred and I went to the beach."

"The dog chased Mildred and I."

Not me?


Hrmmm....

Please explain.

When I write, I write to my ear. Tech Pubs can argue with me later. "I" vs "me" has always been obvious to my ear. "I" when I'm the subject, "me" when I'm the object, don't matter how many other Mildreds involved.

I went to the beach. Mildred and LadyJane and I went to the beach. LadyJane and I and Mildred went to the beach. I and LadyJane and Mildred went to the beach.

The dog chased me. The dog chased Mildred and LadyJane and me. The dog chased Mildred and me and LadyJane. The dog chased me and Mildred and LadyJane.

I always go with my ear 'cause I'm more impressed with it than some fucking arbitrary rules subject to change. Tech Pubs'll fix it. It's kinda like their job. Big Grin

#sigh
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04-01-2014, 12:27 AM
RE: Grammatically Speaking: for all my grammar nazi's
Me can't believe you did so well, Girly. Bravo! Big Grin

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04-01-2014, 12:35 AM
RE: Grammatically Speaking: for all my grammar nazi's
(04-01-2014 12:24 AM)GirlyMan Wrote:  
(04-01-2014 12:08 AM)LadyJane Wrote:  I've always thought that when I'm speaking about someone else and I, that "I" (not me) should come after the person.

"Mildred and I went to the beach."

"The dog chased Mildred and I."

Not me?


Hrmmm....

Please explain.

When I write, I write to my ear. Tech Pubs can argue with me later. "I" vs "me" has always been obvious to my ear. "I" when I'm the subject, "me" when I'm the object, don't matter how many other Mildreds involved.

I went to the beach. Mildred and LadyJane and I went to the beach.

The dog chased me. The dog chased Mildred and LadyJane and me.

I always go with my ear 'cause I'm more impressed with it than some fucking arbitrary rules subject to change. Tech Pubs'll fix it. It's kinda like their job. Big Grin
Yes, I always remember it as however you would say it without the other person is also how you would say it with the other person.
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04-01-2014, 12:40 AM
RE: Grammatically Speaking: for all my grammar nazi's
(04-01-2014 12:27 AM)Dark Light Wrote:  Me can't believe you did so well, Girly. Bravo! Big Grin

You know when I said us squids gotta stick together? Yeah, I'm rethinking that. Tongue

#sigh
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04-01-2014, 12:40 AM
RE: Grammatically Speaking: for all my grammar nazi's
Ya, maybe I'm over thinking things during the test.
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04-01-2014, 12:50 AM
RE: Grammatically Speaking: for all my grammar nazi's
(04-01-2014 12:27 AM)Dark Light Wrote:  Me can't believe you did so well, Girly. Bravo! Big Grin

Me fail English? That's unpossible.

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Otherwise, the easiest way to remember I versus me is to remove the others in the list.

The dog chased Mildred and I/me.
The dog chased I.
The dog chased me. <--------
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04-01-2014, 01:16 AM
RE: Grammatically Speaking: for all my grammar nazi's
100%. I think the "whom" question is out of step with correct current grammar though.

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