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Some people are so determined to avoid "me" that they overcompensate the other way Blues Heron Nov 2022 #1
John and my car????? patricia92243 Nov 2022 #2
John's and my car. Scrivener7 Nov 2022 #16
Almost, but no cigar for me :) patricia92243 Nov 2022 #24
I read some letters doing genealogy. These were from the 1850s. applegrove Nov 2022 #3
That car of John's and mine swimboy Nov 2022 #4
Easy trick. Take out the other person and try again. John's car. My car. So, it's John's and my car. nature-lover Nov 2022 #5
LOL KarenS Nov 2022 #9
I agree. Patterson Nov 2022 #10
It really is easy. zuul Nov 2022 #22
I was taught KarenS Nov 2022 #6
Well, maybe they have been so corrected (but never learned) that it is not hlthe2b Nov 2022 #7
I recently checked out a book from the library that had great reviews. CrispyQ Nov 2022 #12
I agree. People who never learned wnylib Nov 2022 #15
I think saying "John and I's" is a new thing. Have heard Laura PourMeADrink Nov 2022 #18
I'm with you. I seem to hear it more now... Phentex Dec 2022 #33
Seems like grammar, unfortunately, isn't important in schools anymore. n/t Different Drummer Dec 2022 #32
the use of I and me can be tricky in English drray23 Nov 2022 #8
You are right it is tricky especially in your example Walleye Nov 2022 #11
It is much easier to correct while writing than speaking. Your example bothers me too. nature-lover Nov 2022 #13
Yes, I appreciate texting more than talking on the phone now Walleye Nov 2022 #14
Makes me nuts. Especially when you see it from people who speak for a living, like newscasters. Scrivener7 Nov 2022 #17
Me to Laura PourMeADrink Nov 2022 #19
Let's talk about "myself." vanlassie Nov 2022 #20
Almost as bad as zuul Nov 2022 #21
If from New Jersey - 'Youze Guy's Car'. haele Nov 2022 #29
Ugh, that one is the one that really bothers me. Jerryatric Nov 2022 #23
Of all the grammatical atrocities that have become so common, this one... 3catwoman3 Nov 2022 #25
Your son said "I's". ? Must be a weird trend? :) Laura PourMeADrink Nov 2022 #26
I would need to know whose name is LuckyCharms Nov 2022 #27
Jethro Laura PourMeADrink Nov 2022 #28
One of the most common grammitical mistakes. malthaussen Dec 2022 #30
I understand the misuse of me and I but Phentex Dec 2022 #34
Oh, gawd, let's not give people... 3catwoman3 Dec 2022 #36
Ain't nobody gonna tell I how to talk. Dysfunctional Dec 2022 #31
Right youse is! n/t Harker Dec 2022 #35
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