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More grammar pet peeves, and other ramblings

I thought of another common grammatical error that drives me nuts, and that is the use of the nominative case of a pronoun where the objective case is required. A glaring example of this is "This event is very important to Joe and I." The grammar in this example isn't correct. When a pronoun is a direct or indirect object, or the object of a preposition (i.e. it follows words like "of", "on", "to", "about", etc...), we apply the obective case to that pronoun. The above example then becomes "This event is very important to Joe and me." Let's take our friend Joe out of the equation. Would we then say "This event is very important to I"? Of course not. That's just silly. Stop doing it!

I think the grammar tirade should probably end here, before I start alienating acquaintances.

Kandis celebrated her twenty-eighth birthday yesterday. We had a nice day, and then she drank too many martinis. As a result, today wasn't so nice for Kandis. I sort of feel bad because I made a few for her, and the ratio of vodka to flavoring was a bit high. After martinis, it was off to Bucca di Beppo for some Italian food. The servings are gigantic, and we still have leftovers today. Also, on the drive home, I got to hear Kandis' and our friend Brian's karaoke rendition of some country song. They knew all the words. Quite impressive - they harmonized quite well together.

Aside from Kandis not feeling well, today was uneventful. I had to make a run to my company's office downtown to take care of a few things. I had originally planned to bring my computer equipment back home, but parking wasn't ideal, so lugging computer equipment to the car suddenly sounded even less appealing. It's a nice office space, but since I still have the option to work at home, I prefer that.

On the way home from the office, I had a quick stop at the H.E.B., which was a nightmare. The lines were so long, that one of them actually backed up to nearly the halfway point of an aisle. I'm glad I was just getting milk, but the express line sucked, too.

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  1. She said here's your one chance Fancy don't let me down... here's your one chance Fancy don't let me down.

    Forgive me for what I do... but if you don't have then it's up to you!

    Ahh, yes... the drunken ramblings of Reba fans.

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