Grammar Friday

Today’s two grammar tips:

  • A pronoun must agree in number with the noun (the antecedent) to which it refers. If the noun is singular, the pronoun must be singular. If the noun is plural, the pronoun must be plural. It’s wrong to say, “Everyone needs to bring their wallet,” because “everyone” is a singular noun. Instead, say, “Everyone must bring his or her wallet” or “All travelers must bring their wallets.”
  • Choose the correct case of a pronoun depending on how it is used. It’s wrong to say, “There is a strong attraction between she and I” because the pronouns are the objects of the preposition “between.” Instead, say, “There is a strong attraction between her and me.” It’s wrong to say, “Her and me will go” because the pronouns are the subject of the sentence. Instead, say, “She and I will go.”

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