Pet Peeves

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How to Use Me

After writing “It’s How Its Is Used,” I decided that I wanted to also write about one of my other pet peeves related to grammar.  Now, I am not perfect with my grammar, and I’m no language zealot, but there are a few common mistakes that drive me crazy.  Today I am going to tell you about how to use “me.”  I’m talking about the pronoun “me,” specifically as a direct object, and how “I” should not be used. Let’s look at the following sentence; see if you can find anything wrong. If you have...

posted @ Tuesday, January 13, 2009 1:30 PM | Feedback (5)

It’s How Its Is Used

I am really tired of seeing “It’s” get misused.   With the apostrophe, “it’s” is the contraction of “it is.”  If you are trying to talk about the possession of “it” then the word you want is “its” without the apostrophe. Yes, the English language is a little tricky here, but this isn’t rocket science.  I’m blown away at how many people get this wrong.  You can even see that “It’s” was misused on the cover of the last issue of Dr. Dobb’s Journal. (If you don’t know, it should have been, “Has Its Ship Come In?”). I remember...

posted @ Friday, January 9, 2009 3:48 PM | Feedback (6)