Why do people
- Use the word “myself” when they should use the word “I?” “Jane, George, and myself worked together to come up with an awkward sentence.” Ugh.
- Use the word “I” when they should use the word “me?” “My father always told my brother and I to be subjective.” Double ugh.
- Mix up “saw” and “seen?” “You might have saw this in the woodshed.” “Yes, I seen it yesterday.” OMG.
- USE APOSTROPHES IN POSSESSIVE PRONOUNS? Especially “its.” I saw this mistake in a booklet from the Foundation for Critical Thinking. Sigh. I have saw this so many times its enough to drive myself and I crazy. [Feel free to comment, and yes, I left the apostrophe out of “it’s” in that last sentence on purpose.]