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According to the page you link to:
They seldom make clear that this rule applies only in the Subject position. The critical grammatical rule, that "I" appears only in the Subject while "me" must be used in all Object positions gets lost in the concern for etiquette....Keep the following mnemonic sentence in mind: "I" am the Subject but the Object is "me." There are no exceptions. Join yourDictionary in the fight to nip this linguistic virus in the bud!
According to the BBC [bbc.co.uk]:
...whether you say you and I or you and me in co-ordinate phrases depends on whether they function as subjects or objects in the sentence:
* You and I should go and speak to Trevor about this matter.
* Trevor has indicated that he wants to interview you and me.
Oh b*gger. :)
In other words, if you're wanting to use "Bill and *** agree on everything except beer", a quick thought will show that "I" is correct, because saying or writing "me agree" obviously isn't right - unless you're pretending to be Gollum or the local orc.
There's a complex system of objects and modifiers and specific rules for all this, but it's not simple to figure out even if you have the leisure to pursue it.... (though I do have to say that Macro's and TheVisitor's links are pretty cogently phrased....)
Yeah, politician speak; he's playing for time before giving you the BS. Anyone who has to start by explaining he's going to be honest has lost my confidence before he's even reached the point he was going to make.
Or, as they say in New York, "he's lost my confidence already". Why do New Yorkers append "already" to every sentence? That's so er, odd.
Are you going to tell me the time already?
Let's go eat already.
Where's the subway already?
Who is Already?
Not gone - just hiding my nose in my grammar guide... But maybe we're all wrong about rules for language, in the sense that "dictionaries shouldn't define usage, they should reflect it"
If I try hard enough I can start sentences with words other than "and", "but", "or" and "if". "The" OTOH is difficult unless a certain person here changes his alias.
Haha, reminds me of a joke that might be rendered unfunny because of the swear filter:
A: Where're you going to?
B: Hey dummy, don't you know you're not supposed to end a sentence with a preposition?
A: Oh yeah; where're you going to, #*$!? :)
where're you going to, #*$!?
Reminds me of a line from a movie - I think it was Lampoon's Christmas.
Little girl: "He was so excited, he was *#!@$# bricks!"
Chevy Chase: "You really shouldn't use that word."
Little girl: "I'm sorry, he was *#!@$# rocks."
Cell phone users, for sure. All of 'em who talk loudly, those who answer the phone amongst the circle in which they were first conversing without excusing themselves, those who insist on driving with it glued to either ear.
If you drive in the right-hand side of the road, you should walk pathways and go thru double doors accordingly. Nothing used to irritate me more in College when classes were changing and folks would exit a building en masse without consideration for those needing to enter.
While a bit more than annoying, are those wannabe Big Foot trucks. You know, it is bad enough seeing one of them coming at you in the opposing lane and envisioning them rolling right over the top of my car. If that isn't bad enough, they install a freakin skid plate so the transition over my car is fluid. You'd think they'd have heard from their Insurance adjuster regarding Contributory Factors should an accident occur. <- BIG peeve here.
Folks who cheat on their significant other. Scum of the Earth.
Child Molesters. Ditto Scum reference.
Bias of any kind. God, I hate that. "My dogs bigger than your dog, my dogs bigger than youurrrrrs. My dogs bigger 'cause he eats Cenal Ration....my dogs bigger than yours."
Door-to-door sales, solicitation.
Reality programming. Blech! Much as I've always respected Boid Kodington's hot rods, the show sucks with bickering and backstabbing. Not the shop I'd wanna have make me a hot-rod.
I love anything with a motor in it. NOPI would be fun to watch if they'd put the nearly naked women away and stay just a bit longer on each camera shot without having the image dancing around. You know, where your brain no sooner registers what it saw, before they edit in another one right behind it. One right after the other. More of a montage than a show. Lemme look at the car, will you?!?
The price of milk.
Bottled Water that costs more per gallon than does gasoline / petrol. Noooo, I don't drink it.
Folks who park in Handicapped Parking Spots without authorization. Pure pigs.
Over the rear-view mirror Handicapped Parking Placards that can go over any mirror and do not identify the one to which the placard was assigned. "Hey Mom? Can I borrow the plagued today?" You've seen them, I know. The really, really healthy looking individual driving that low to the ground import most healthy folks would have trouble getting into using the placards and the parking spot. Whom do they think they are kidding. Cads, one and all.
If I see them, I embarrass them every chance I get. If I don't see them, I'll speak to the manager of whatever store the parking spot is painted for.
Better not delve too deeply into this, or I will have to schedule a session with my therapist. :)
Beside that, I don't drink alcohol anymore and I've removed caffeine from my intake a year ago. Doesn't leave much else to drink, but milk. When I dropped Ice Tea altogether sweet, drinks were out of the question.
<Where's that med cart!?!>
The MS grammar checker telling me that a sentence is
in a passive voice. Whats wrong with a passive voice?
Not having a spell checker to spell check webmaster posts. (Im not illiterate, my grade 1 thru 8 grammar teacher was insane. Really, its not a joke.)
Examples: cellphone drivers that put their phone down long enough to give you the finger after you honk at them for drifting into your lane.
Customers who become belligerent when calling to inform you they are coming 20 minutes after closing and you tell them no.
People who act as if they have never been charged sales tax before, and pitch a fit as if you personally levied it.
People who show up late in the day and are angry that we are too busy serving others who came before them and won't drop everything right then and there.
People who throw litter on the ground mere feet froma trash can, and actually threaten you when called on it.
Look what you've done... time for the wobbly pop. LOL