Find Docs

NewsBlues - mrsbgrammar (Page 13)

Wodocs >> News : Television >> NewsBlues mrsbgrammar Page 13
NewsBlues - mrsbgrammar
Chapter 1 Common Grammar Mistakes
3
myself/me
"Myself" is one of those words that pop up a lot in daily
conversation.
And Mrs. B hears it used incorrectly 99 percent of the time.

The only right way to use "myself" is reflexively or intensively.
v
I told MYSELF I'd never do that again.
v
I treated MYSELF to a much deserved lunch hour after the noon
show.

Those are reflexive uses of "myself."

Here's what using "myself" intensively looks like:
v
I MYSELF am to blame.
v
I MYSELF have taken a lot of flak for that.

We get paranoid about using "me."
So we stick "myself" in where it doesn't belong:
(wrong) The desk assigned the story to Ron and "myself."

Take away Ron.
You wouldn't say, "The desk assigned the story to myself."
The correct version is:
v
The desk assigned the story to Ron and ME.

"Me" is a much-maligned pronoun.
Mrs. B is campaigning for "me" to get the respect it deserves.

<< Previous       1 .. 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20       Next >>



Other Documents:
OSBR July 07, ptcmay 2005, sheet music, Laser Brochure, process, faxorderform, Telecom Handheld Case Study, Forbes Art, jocknjam insert web, jayandbengotoireland, tecumsehcalendar, Frescata Sell sheet, 2005 AAPublic File, Est Knb Lvr quote, cdrom, internet, taxon 2004 schema, laundry Tips, Baby Center Mag Mission, Baby Center Mag Mission Final, Baby Center Mag Overview, Baby Center Mag PR 6 6, Baby Center Rates Close Dates, NEWS 12 28 2003 105624, nbn 111004reprint, designerinfoadvertisingpack, 5Step, samplepacks, HH MEDIAKIT Y 04 M 07 D 17, Forecast 2001, stepstohavingsuccessfulwebsite, 125681, 112488, index, 19990405, Mac, lub, Say Itand Win Contest Rules 2005, breast xmas rules dec 2004, Take Your Pick RULES, WSEN WFBL Rules, Accountant Office Admin EOC 0605, Technician ET 02 0805, faq, All American Hats Catalog, All American Hats Catalog, newspsr, 2construction, 4budget, Adserver Flash Creative Specs,


WODocs | |
All rights reserved. wodocs.comę 2009
WODocs


New Docs

Documents Category:
Arts (Design, Movies, Music, Radio, Television)
Automotive (Cars, Marine, Motorcycle, ATV, Snowmobiles)
Business (Biotechnology and Pharmaceuticals, Chemicals, Construction and Maintenance, Materials, Real Estate, Services)
Electronics (Computers, Motion Control, Power Supply)
Games (Board, Family, Party, Card, Construction, RC Toys)
Health (Animalm, Beauty, Healthcare, Medicine, Pharmacy, Surgery, Weight Loss)
Home (Accessories, Cooking, Decor and Design, Electrical, Family, Pets)
News (Newspapers, Sports, Television)
Recreation (Collecting, Hiking, Scouting, Survival, Travel)
Reference (Education, Libraries and Archives, Museums)
Science (Agriculture, Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry)
Shopping (Antiques and Collectibles, Clothing, Flowers, Food, Home and Garden)
Sports (Bicycle, Snowboard, Skiing, Other)