crispibits wrote:It is nonsense - you wouldn't say 'Joe Bloggs met I on..' would you? You'd say 'Joe Bloggs met me on...' Having Andy and John in between doesn't alter it...
Trouble is, it's the Andy and John in between which throws people, and makes I at the end sound almost OK. But if people have no idea of cases - nominative (subject) and accusative (object) - they will not understand why what they are saying is wrong.
MartyBartfast wrote:TheDoctor wrote:Actually, people do bother with grammar. It's just that it's changing....
No change there then, our language (and grammar) has always changed
shifty_ben wrote:But I'm totally with you on the other examples. Particularly the use of "I" for "me", whcih I hate as pretentious nonsense.
Pretentious yes, nonsense no.
If a sentence makes sense, then its grammar must be right. If sentence was ungrammatical then it would come out as nonsense.
shifty_ben wrote:If a sentence makes sense, then its grammar must be right. If sentence was ungrammatical then it would come out as nonsense.
Its making sense is highly dependant on who you are talking to though. Chavs understand what other Chavs say, but to everyone else its just nonsense. Its kind of the same with computers, you can happily tell someone they need to fix their Master Boot Record and some of them will happily tell you to speak english English is a language seperated by languages
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