Sometime ago I saw this post which had me giggling.
I confess that I am a bit of a grammar nazi. I know my grammar isn’t perfect, but I can’t help it. It irks me when people make simple mistakes, like misspell words such as “lose” as “loose” or “shucks” as “shocks.”
Another main gripe of mine is when people use the phrase “Name and I” wrongly.
Me and Benjamin ate the cookies. WRONG 🙁
I and Benjamin ate the cookies. WRONG 🙁
Benjamin and I ate the cookies. CORRECT 🙂
They gave some cookies to Benjamin and I. WRONG 🙁
They gave some cookies to Benjamin and me. CORRECT 🙂
I notice that a lot of bloggers get fixated on how “Benjamin and I” is the correct phrase and use it even when the phrase becomes the object of the sentence.
The technique is to take the other person out of the sentence and see which pronoun you would use.
I or me ate the cookies.
They gave some cookies to I or me.
Then you insert “Benjamin and.” See, doesn’t that make it easier?
Here are a couple of must-read illustrated hilarious articles about grammar:
- 10 Words You Need to Stop Misspelling via The Oatmeal
- The Alot is Better Than You at Everything via Hyperbole and a Half
This post is part of the A to Z Challenge, a blog hop that goes through the alphabet for all the days of April except Sundays. Today’s feature is Y for You’re.