Saturday, November 08, 2008

Bring on the Grammar Police!

The new President-elect Barack Obama said, and I quote, “President Bush invited Michelle and I to the White House.” That is what he said. He invited I to the White House.


I am gnashing my teeth.

If Michelle was out of the picture, would he say President Bush invited I? Why does he change the pronoun when another person is involved? This is such a common mistake. But it is still a mistake. The proper objective form of the singular pronoun is ME. He should have said “He invited Michelle and ME.”

Should I let him know?


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