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    Quote Originally Posted by lambjam View Post
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    So if I said "bob and I are going to the shop" that is incorrect?

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    Quote Originally Posted by IndigoJ View Post
    So if I said "bob and I are going to the shop" that is incorrect?

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    No that's correct. Because you would say 'I am going to the shop'. But if you were asking 'would you like to come with me to the shop?' you would say 'would you like to come with Bob and me to the shop?'

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrsharvey View Post
    No that's correct. Because you would say 'I am going to the shop'. But if you were asking 'would you like to come with me to the shop?' you would say 'would you like to come with Bob and me to the shop?'
    Yes, this. Take the other person out of the sentence to see whether "I" or "me" makes better sense. Alternatively you can switch the names around, it makes it easier to spot the incorrect term. Eg, while "Come with Mary and I to the pool" might sound ok, "Come with I and Mary to the pool" is clearly wrong.

    (As an aside, putting the other person first isn't grammatically incorrect, it's just considered polite to list others before yourself in a sentence.)
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    Is it correct to use 'wet' in the following way? For example, 'Mum, John wet me!' as opposed to 'Mum, John got me wet!' I know you can wet a cloth or wet your hair, but I'm sure wet used like the first example is wrong, isn't it?

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    It's correct. It's a verb, just like in your other two examples. Both are correct because wet is both a verb and an adjective.


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    I saw the words "the smorning" written recently. By an adult.

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    I am on about this one again, because I keep seeing this! Since when has the word woman (singular) become women? And vice versa?

    Woman = One adult female
    Women = Two or more adult females!

    Arrgghhhhh! This is so bothering me! It's not hard!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cicho View Post
    I am on about this one again, because I keep seeing this! Since when has the word woman (singular) become women? And vice versa?

    Woman = One adult female
    Women = Two or more adult females!

    Arrgghhhhh! This is so bothering me! It's not hard!


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    That's up there with defiantly/definitely on my list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cicho View Post
    I am on about this one again, because I keep seeing this! Since when has the word woman (singular) become women? And vice versa?

    Woman = One adult female
    Women = Two or more adult females!

    Arrgghhhhh! This is so bothering me! It's not hard!


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    Seeing this makes me stabby.

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    My niece is using "use" to mean "yous" which as we all know is all sorts of wrong.

    Yous is incorrect grammar. Then using use incorrectly for yous. It's killing me. I want to stick forks in my eyes.

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