Grammar School

When I was a child, in the 1940s, we called it grammar school. Today they call it elementary school. Back then, the teachers taught grammar. Today, grammar is no longer taught.

As a result, there are a lot of people who are completely ignorant about such things as the use of personal pronouns (I, me, him, he, her, she, etc.).

I am writing this because of the poor grammar I have been hearing quite often on “The Bachelor” television show. Neither the bachelor nor the contestants seem to have a clue about how to use them. The same is true of many people I know.

When I was taught about the use of personal pronouns, I was given a simple rule: If they work alone, they will work together. Example 1: Her and I went to the store. Obviously, “her went to the store” does not work. It should be “she.” Example 2: A gift was given to her and I. Obviously “a gift was given to I” does not work. It should be “me.”

Simple, and it is easy to work out the correct choice.

Try it!


About stanleygraphics

I am a veteran graphic designer who started at the time when cut and paste meant an X-acto knife and rubber cement. I use my experience to educate others. I have an intolerance for ignorance and stupidity.
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