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Monday, June 7, 2010

Poll Results 90

Here was the question:

What's wrong here? "That'd change if she ever found out about you and I."

5 (6%)
A preposition
5 (6%)
A conjunction
3 (3%)
A pronoun
68 (82%)
A verb
1 (1%)

Thanks to Bryan Adams for this (I've been wanting to complain about this since the song came out in the 80s).

Congrats to 82% of you.


Westley said...

Is this an example of a hypercorrection? One where something that is already correct is 'corrected' again using a rule that isn't understood completely.

Thanks for your efforts at educating all of us!

The Sentence Sleuth said...

Well, it is definitely incorrect. When you have a pronoun after a preposition ("about" here), you need the objective case ("me").
True, I am hypercorrective! But with good reason here!

Anonymous said...

Me! Me! Me!

I want to shout it every time someone uses the wrong pronoun.

But I don't. Why make them look stupid when their own words do such a good job.