I have read a couple of hubs that contained the incorrect usage of the words "I" and Me"
Using the Correct Words.
Take the sentence:
“If you need help with your project just ask Janine or I"
To know if the word "I" is correct, remove the other person from the sentence and you will instantly know the word to use is “Me “ instead of “I“
“If you need help with your project just ask me“
After finding the correct word, put the other person back in the sentence. “If you need help with your project just ask Janine or me“ That sounds so much better.
Let's write another sentence.
“Me and Maggie went shopping today" How does that sound?
Let's remove Maggie from the sentence and say it again. “Me went shopping today“
Since we know this is wrong, change it to correct English “I went shopping today“
Now that we know which word is correct let's add Maggie's name. The rule of thumb is to always say the name of the other person before our own. “Maggie and I went shopping today“
Though this may be a simple rule for many it can be very hard for others.
But how come they have referred to you in their hubs?
This is the same way my nan taught me to remember it....I notice people on TV always get it wrong too.
The trouble with incorrect English is when it slips into every day spoken usage. Kids hear it on the TV, for example, and think that is how it is said. They then write what they hear.
Not just kids, adults too. Listen to any two women chatting in a supermarket and you'll hear repeated grammatical errors. ("me and Billy went to the Bingo last night")
Some can speak grammatically incorrectly and write perfectly. Others can't.
True. I hear incorrect word usage all the time.
Now, if only those who used the wrong words in their hubs would read this.
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