Have you noticed how our grammar has evolved since the technology of
our world has had an impact (not has impacted – that’s a tooth!) on our
speech? Nouns such as “text” and “message” have become verbs. While the
evolution of language is certainly part of the transformation that occurs as
new vocabulary is added to language, correct grammar and spelling are still
These are a few of the blunders noticed recently. See if you can spot which side is the correct phrase
(see answers at the end of this article):
By Lillian Zarzar
1. Me and her went to the meeting.
1. She and I went to the meeting.
2. Him and I are good friends.
2. He and I are good friends.
3. You can respond to Barb and me.
3. You can respond to Barb and myself.
4. Where are you at?
4. Where are you?
5. He had went to hear the speaker.
5. He had gone to hear the speaker.
6. I am orientated to the process.
6. I am oriented to the process.
7. Make sure you get one for Jon and me.
7. Make sure you get one for Jon and I.
8. This is she.
8. This is her.
9. Fewer than twenty people attended.
9. Less than twenty people attended.
10. What a nice compliment!
10. What a nice complement!
11. She is the person who made a difference.
11. She is the person that made a difference.
12. The book is interesting that is on the shelf.
12. The book that is on the shelf is interesting.
13. You're the best!
13. Your the best!
14. Its time to make it happen.
14. It's time to make it happen.
15. Many players won awards.
15. Many player's won awards.
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