Tuesday, February 17, 2009

ME is more important than you think.

"Jack is holding the tickets for Doris and I."

If the sentence above makes you cringe, I assume you know that the objective case should follow a preposition. In other words, Jack should be holding the tickets for Doris and me.  After all, you wouldn't say, "Jack is holding the tickets for I," would you?

But add another noun to the equation and many people choose I over me, presumably because they think I sounds better and that me sounds incorrect.

What about you?  Are you seeing more and more instances of public figures or writers misusing me and I? If so, I'd like to hear from you.  Send your examples.  I'd love to know how  widespread this practice has become.

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