If you're like me, your inner editor is constantly working overtime. Hey - don't be ashamed. We writers just can't help ourselves. It's in our DNA.
Other than my kids, I don't correct people in the middle of conversations. But oh...is it tempting! I have to concentrate on not cringing every time someone says "Me and him" or "Where are you at?"
Now, I'm in no way saying I'm perfect. There are plenty of grammatical rules that confuse me. So please. Feel free to correct me if I ever get any wrong. And a side note of thanks to my critique partners who keep me in line.
Here is my biggest grammar pet peeve:
I vs. Me. Besides the example of putting Me before I in the opening paragraph, here are two ways people misuse these two words:
Using I instead of Me, as in a sentence like "Some friends came over to visit with Rob and I." Nope. Not right. You'd say "Some friends came over to visit with Rob and Me." Think of it this way: would you say "My friend came to visit I"? Of course not. You'd say, "My friend came to visit me."
My biggest peeve comes when someone says something like, "Rob and I's house is for sale." Um...I-apostrophe-S is not a word. The correct way to say it would be "Rob's and my house is for sale."
So there you have it.
What grammar misuses totally make you cringe?