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2011-03-29 00:11:10.129263+00 by Dan Lyke 7 comments

Grrr. When you use "I" as the object, it makes you look ignorant. Even when you're a professional writer.

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#Comment Re: made: 2011-04-01 23:36:45.491558+00 by: papa0so

Yeah, it bugs the hell out of me when people don't understand the difference between "your" and "you're". Classic example is when people write "your an idiot!"

#Comment Re: made: 2011-03-29 18:02:30.856446+00 by: Dan Lyke

Luckily I don't run into "him and me" as the subject terribly often, 'cause if I did there'd be violence.

#Comment Re: made: 2011-03-29 16:31:44.991238+00 by: andylyke

How about the subject "him and me" as in "him and me went to the store". I hear it every stinkin' day. Generally, those who use it wouldn't say "me went to the store". Wassup widat?

#Comment Re: made: 2011-03-29 14:29:23.761411+00 by: other_todd

I avoid writing things in that structure, since I know "Dan and me" is correct and yet I hate the way it sounds.

#Comment Re: made: 2011-03-29 02:07:48.503287+00 by: TheSHAD0W

Oh. Hehe.

There are ways to avoid that sort of structure...

#Comment Re: made: 2011-03-29 01:05:13.907884+00 by: Dan Lyke

Oh, I'm not objecting to the use of "I", I'm objecting to use of "I" as the object of a sentence, as in: "George was seeding rumours about Bob and I". It seems like many people, professional writers included, think that if there's a compound object one should switch "me" to "I", and it grates on I me.

#Comment Re: made: 2011-03-29 00:23:55.248295+00 by: TheSHAD0W

I've deliberately written some documents, even important ones, in the first person. It doesn't necessarily make you look ignorant. What it does, is make the document look informal.