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Words like "for," "to," "between," etc. are prepositions. Pronouns that are the object of prepositions are just that -- objects. They are not subjects. They are objects. Repeat after me, "they are objects."

You would say "This is for me," not "This is for I." Agreed? Why in the world would you say "This is for my wife and I?" How about using the correct case and saying, "This is for my wife and me." "I" vs. "me" does not change just because you stick "my wife and" in front of the preposition.

Chalk screeching on a blackboard.

Yeah, I know, "Lighten up, Francis."

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Feel free to add your own grammar rant. Or feel free to tell me to sit on a cactus.
--signed, Aggravated in general today.



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Thank you, Sir.

They don't even teach kids how to diagram sentences in school anymore. I fear it's only going to get worse now.

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need more examples





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Hahaaha That was humerous.
 
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I find it even worse when people say something like "He invited my wife and myself". It's as if they think saying "me" is inappropriate. Uggg
 
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There their they’re, it will be ok, relax.
 
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I recall diagramming sentences in high school.

I specifically recall disliking that quite a bit.

I have to read a lot of narratives from a lot of millennials for work. I finally gave up on rejecting reports for grammar unless the mistake changed or obfuscated the meaning of the sentence completely. Otherwise I'd kick back almost 100% of them, and ain't nobody got time for that. Wink




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Feel free to add your own grammar rant. Or feel free to tell me to sit on a cactus.
--signed, Aggravated in general today.

I believe, "Irritated in general," would be the more accurate word choice. To aggravate means to make something that's already bad worse. Feeling 'aggravated' implies that being irritated, angry, grumpy, unhappy or whatever is one's default state.
 
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They don't even teach kids how to diagram sentences in school anymore.

That is mostly an American affection. They don't teach it in the English prep school system




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^^^^Yeah, but they don't speak English there.



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Feeling 'aggravated' implies that being irritated, angry, grumpy, unhappy or whatever is one's default state.
Yes. You will understand when you are 82.



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If you were any younger than 82, I would of told you to "Lighten up, Francis". Wink


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And, I could care less, if you don't like what I have to say. Big Grin


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Preach it, Brother!




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Chalk screeching on a blackboard.

You sound aplexed.



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Teaching grammar nowadays is a tough road to hoe, and begs the question, what is wrong with education?



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Teaching grammar nowadays is a tough road to hoe, and begs the question, what is wrong with education?

Nice troll, but I ain't bitin' Smile




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Originally posted by BurtonRW:
They don't even teach kids how to diagram sentences in school anymore.

That is mostly an American affection. They don't teach it in the English prep school system

On the off chance that wasn't a troll: https://www.merriam-webster.co...ge-difference-affect




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Teaching grammar nowadays is a tough road to hoe, and begs the question, what is wrong with education?


Off with his head.




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<rant>...</rant>

Feel free to add your own grammar rant. Or feel free to tell me to sit on a cactus.
--signed, Aggravated in general today.



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