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Dear World,

  1. "I" cannot be possessive. If you're trying to refer to something that belongs to you, use "my." IT'S OK TO USE "MY!" "I's" is wrong.
  2. If, in your sentence, someone or something is doing something to you, use "me." This is also OK and GRAMMATICALLY CORRECT! Here it functions as an object as it should.
  3. "Myself" is reflexive. It is used when you are doing an action to yourself. You may not substitute it for "I" or "me."
A good rule of thumb is to use "myself" when you have already (correctly) used "I" as the subject.

If alternate uses sound more formal, get over it.


I vow the proliferication of crappy grammarness wiln't be the end of myself.

Current Mood: enraged OMFG

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lerite From: lerite Date: May 25th, 2006 11:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
Interestingly, in some languages the reflexive can be used as an intensive (Latin is like that, I think), which is normally what people are trying to do when they use it incorrectly.
From: que_emocionante Date: May 26th, 2006 12:15 am (UTC) (Link)
the problem with criticizing other people's grammar is that it falls under "let those who are without sin" territory, i think.
abmann From: abmann Date: May 26th, 2006 12:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
Are you mocking I's pet peeve or just myself?
From: que_emocionante Date: May 26th, 2006 12:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
haha. neither, really -- but once you've made the "omg other people's grammar!!1" statement, now your grammatical errors will jump out! it's the way these things work.
questingfalcon From: questingfalcon Date: May 26th, 2006 07:58 am (UTC) (Link)
Myself I's good gammars.
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