I am not the grammar police. Lord knows, I don’t know a hyphen from an em dash. And, sometimes things are just typos that everbody makes.
But, sometimes things are so wrong that they are accepted as correct. And, it really kind of pisses I off.
Lets’ start here:
“Between you and I”
This is wrong. It should be: “Between you and me.”
You see, the “I” is the object of the preposition and should be “me”…… I won’t go on. You’re fifth grade teacher failed you.
This sort of thing is rampant, even in TV and movies where many of the writers (not “writer’s,” don’t get me started) majored in, I don’t know: English!
And, me cringe when I here it. (You see what I did there, yes?)
Quick test: Drop the “other thing” in the sentence and see if that sounds funky:
– “He gave it to you and I,” becomes “He gave it to I.” No. “Me.”
– “It was a gift for you and I,” becomes “It was a gift for I.” No. “Me.”
– “I thought I was sounding sophisticated when I said ‘between you and I,’ but now I realize I just sounded dumb.” Yes, you did.
– “It was a life and death situation, between he and I, and me chose he.” God. Where to start..?
Extra credit to whoever finds the most grammer error’s hear. (Sharpen up your pencil’s.)