Tag: pronouns
Why pronouns are important
On February 8, 2016 | 1 Comments

Imagine you’re at a cocktail party and someone tells a brief story about his friend Buddy. Chances are the storyteller will name Buddy just once and use “he” from there on because everyone listening to the story knows he’s talking about Buddy. If the storyteller were to say, “Buddy did this, and then Buddy did […]

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Grammar tip: she and I, not her and I
On July 9, 2013 | 4 Comments

I go to the store. She goes to the store. She and I go to the store. Simple, right? Apparently not, because everywhere I go, and every time I turn on the TV, I hear people say things such as “Her and I go to the store” or “Her and I have been friends since college” or “Him and […]

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Misuse of “myself”
On June 26, 2012 | 2 Comments

A while back, I wrote a fun blog post called The Plural of Book Is Not Book’s, and since then, readers from all over have been sending me their own grammar pet peeves. I love reading them because they prove I’m not alone in my quest to make the world a better place by eliminating […]

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