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Re: “Between you and I...”  •  June 2, 2014, 4:47am  •  0 vote

When I wrote "German or Russian without it," I meant without reference to grammar, not Latin. Of course you don't need Latin to learn German, but you certainly need grammar.

Re: “Between you and I...”  •  June 2, 2014, 4:45am  •  0 vote

Agree with everything you say about using another language as, in part, a device with which to understand your own, and grammar is, surely, the tool to use. I think that Latin is the one to teach for

Re: “Between you and I...”  •  June 1, 2014, 7:37pm  •  0 vote

I enjoyed that debate too. It occurred to me from the start that the point of debating is that you could do the debate all over again the next night (it's always a night, not a day, isn't it?) and arg

Re: “up on top” vs. “up top”  •  May 30, 2014, 4:35am  •  0 vote

To avoid such an interpretation the way to put it is "had a meeting with", perhaps?

Re: Are sports commentators and sports show anchors out to change the language?  •  May 29, 2014, 8:58pm  •  0 vote

Until his recent lamented demise, the sports commentator Coleman was the butt of a column in the UK entitled Colemanballs, which if googled will provide much occasion for mirth. It does not mean in an

Re: “up on top” vs. “up top”  •  May 29, 2014, 8:53pm  •  0 vote

As Americans like to leave out prepositions in terms like "up top", and "out front" where Britons like to say "up on top" and "out in front", it is interesting that Americans like to say "meet with so

Re: “would of” instead of “would have” or “would’ve”  •  May 29, 2014, 8:38pm  •  0 vote

Love twif twaf. Must use the term when the chance comes up. As a teacher, it was common to see it in the work of children aged about ten, but a couple of minutes' explanation sorted it out. Now, h

Re: “Between you and I...”  •  May 29, 2014, 8:26pm  •  2 votes

"I sincerely hope one day that I will be less phased by this phrase", you say. I believe you mean 'fazed' when you say 'phased' - please correct me if I am wrong, for I am not certain I am right about

Re: Pronunciation: aunt  •  May 28, 2014, 6:58pm  •  0 vote

WWill - the pronunciation had nothing to do with the tale at all, as it is a written tale. I just put it in because it reminded me of the old ducks in the eastern parts of South Africa who talk that w

Re: Pronunciation: aunt  •  May 28, 2014, 11:36am  •  0 vote

WWill, It’s a very old story, the vicar and the crossword. You are correct, it’s a strange way to say aunt, but in Britain lots of people say things in strange ways. The Telegraph the other day had co

Re: Pronunciation: aunt  •  May 27, 2014, 7:25pm  •  0 vote

Come to think of it, "aren't" in England is how we pronounce the female appendage to the family, like father's or mother's sister, aunt, while Americans who say "ain't" for 'aren't' also call their au

Re: Pronunciation: aunt  •  May 27, 2014, 7:18pm  •  0 vote

There was a vicar (predikant, minister, padre, priest, parson, or whatever you call it in your parts) on a train doing a newspaper crossword, and looking very surprised and bewildered and confused.

Re: “It is I” vs. “It is me”  •  May 25, 2014, 5:54am  •  0 vote

Is 'it' your imaginary friend?

Re: “It is I” vs. “It is me”  •  May 24, 2014, 6:26pm  •  0 vote

What?

Re: Computer mouses or computer mice?  •  May 16, 2014, 6:54pm  •  1 vote

I have no grice with those points. Or is it singular, as there is none? So I have no grouse with those points. There we go then ...

Re: “It is I” vs. “It is me”  •  May 16, 2014, 6:16pm  •  0 vote

David the Relief welcome, we are all some good people here.

Re: Computer mouses or computer mice?  •  May 13, 2014, 6:52pm  •  0 vote

If you call them mouses, do you pronounce with the z sound as in houses, or the s sound as in scouses? Both versions sound potty, as it cries out to be mice. I like mice. They have tried to eradicate

Re: “enamored with” and “enamored by”  •  April 30, 2014, 7:51pm  •  0 vote

Warsaw Will, you mention the ratio of present perfect in BrE in relation to AmE as 4:3 and 1.7:1.. My calculations suggest that the difference is not huge: it is the same as 4:3 and 5.1:3, or 40:30 ag

Re: “This is she” vs. “This is her”  •  April 30, 2014, 7:17pm  •  0 vote

It is an example of a copulative disjunctive, which sounds really kinky. It means the same grammatical structure as 'C'est moi!' in French: subject - 'being/becoming' verb - complement. Such verbs d

Re: Computer mouses or computer mice?  •  April 14, 2014, 6:36pm  •  2 votes

It's mice for those with a sense of humour. Mouses is absurd, and what is wrong with 'mice' anyway? 'Nuff said.

Re: What does “Curb your dog” mean?  •  March 22, 2014, 6:12pm  •  0 vote

Overheard tonight in a Dorset pub: "I always used to hold doors open for ladies, but then I was accused of kerb-crawling". It reminded me of this debate, and perhaps of what the kerb is, as the

Re: “enamored with” and “enamored by”  •  March 20, 2014, 4:09pm  •  1 vote

How about the idea that 'enamoured with' means 'fallen in love with', whereas 'enamoured by' suggests you are the object of someone else's falling in love with you. "I am enamoured with the id

Re: What does “Curb your dog” mean?  •  March 19, 2014, 11:43am  •  0 vote

No! It means 'keep (the errant creature) under control', as 'curb' means 'control' (from French 'courber', which is a verb). Stop it from doing what is left discretely unspoken, as being unspeakable a

Re: What does “Curb your dog” mean?  •  March 16, 2014, 10:20pm  •  0 vote

No, no, no. If 'curb your dog' meant 'steer it towards the kerb to do its (ahem) business' you would cry out "kerb your dog". If you mean 'stop it yapping' or 'stop it sniffing the genitalia of fol

Re: What does “Curb your dog” mean?  •  March 11, 2014, 11:59am  •  0 vote

I think that the "curb your dog" means "restrain your dog" which may include when you spot the errant pooch laying a turd in the street. It has nothing to do with the kerb, which is indeed the raise

Re: “I’m just saying”  •  March 10, 2014, 3:23pm  •  0 vote

Well, I think it's funny. I associate it with slow-speaking women customers of a certain age in Dorset and Devonian pubs making snide comments to their menfolk (whom they seem to wish wouldn't make

Re: “If I was” vs. “If I were”  •  March 1, 2014, 7:11pm  •  0 vote

Don't worry about it, Jayles. No need for conturbation on your part. Your remarks at 6.05 pm please me greatly, as I am sure they do all of us.

Re: “If I was” vs. “If I were”  •  March 1, 2014, 6:46pm  •  0 vote

Indeed, Jayles. Quite so.

Re: “If I was” vs. “If I were”  •  March 1, 2014, 4:10pm  •  0 vote

Sundy, you are too kind about my English. In fact, would you believe, my first language was Zulu, so there is a bit of doubt about whether or not I am a native speaker of English. No, I was never tau

Re: “If I was” vs. “If I were”  •  March 1, 2014, 6:00am  •  0 vote

Sundy You rewrite my sentence by scattering a few commas around in it: "the subjunctive is the ultimate polish, which, once mastered, allows the user the right finally to claim that he has learned th

Re: “If I was” vs. “If I were”  •  February 28, 2014, 8:31pm  •  0 vote

Sundy, you miss my point about the fact that there is at least one prime minister in our recent history who developed dementia and may well at times have not been aware that he (or indeed she) had onc

Re: “If I was” vs. “If I were”  •  February 28, 2014, 1:27pm  •  0 vote

You say you would be very nervous if I were to say that “I accept it is possible that I was prime minister at one time, but I can't remember”. You are evidently of a very delicate disposition. A pas

Re: “If I was” vs. “If I were”  •  February 27, 2014, 3:13pm  •  0 vote

Oh no! Looking back I learn that in August I said I would hold my counsel on the subject of the subjunctive. And now I've gone and raved on about it for a while. If only I were to have ...

Re: “If I was” vs. “If I were”  •  February 27, 2014, 3:01pm  •  0 vote

You quote me: If I was the Prime Minister, I would change the law." This to me suggests that I am surprised and doubtful to hear that I was sometime in the past the Prime Minister, find it hard per

Re: “This is she” vs. “This is her”  •  February 24, 2014, 2:57pm  •  0 vote

Oh dear, all this talk of 'bellicose' and 'unacceptable' and 'vulgar'. 'Inexcusable' and apologies all over the place. Not a clue as to what need there is for apologies in the preceding debate about t

Re: Computer mouses or computer mice?  •  February 10, 2014, 12:30pm  •  0 vote

But isn't it just more humourful, more fun indeed, to call these devices mice? Is that indeed not why we do it, regardless of the stern, possibly even puritanical views of the dictionary makers?

Re: Pled versus pleaded  •  January 7, 2014, 11:44am  •  0 vote

Jeff, of course you are right. It goes without saying. "The baker kneads the dough - he kned it the same way yesterday", "we dread paying the charge he'll put on it, but I suppose our forebears dred t

Re: “feedback” and “check in”  •  November 16, 2013, 7:13pm  •  0 vote

So now we don't have spelling chaos? Who will make the dictionaries, if no one is to be at the cutting edge? Are they to be descriptive (Webster's) or prescriptive? Who will prescribe if no one is

Re: “feedback” and “check in”  •  November 15, 2013, 5:47pm  •  1 vote

Oh please! Must we check what others think before committing ourselves? If we fancy that we are at the cutting edge the idea, surely, is to jump in and suggest what we think is sound. Whatever prompts

Re: “feedback” and “check in”  •  November 9, 2013, 5:45am  •  0 vote

Sky news reports today: " the GOCE (Gravity Field and Steady-State Ocean Circulation Explorer) satellite will break apart and much of it will burn-up in the atmosphere, scientists say. ". Then it says

Re: “feedback” and “check in”  •  November 6, 2013, 6:31pm  •  0 vote

Thanks for all that, Warsaw Will. Jargon, jargon, all jargon to me. The telling part is that your sharp insight in deciphering all the gobbledegook still has you hesitating to declare that it makes se

Re: “feedback” and “check in”  •  November 6, 2013, 3:00pm  •  0 vote

Hey, Niall, what about all those teachers at the best schools in England, by which I mean the ones who prove it by getting their pupils into the best universities in the land as a sample of the qualit

Re: “enamored with” and “enamored by”  •  November 6, 2013, 6:39am  •  1 vote

Okay, how about: "Observation of the need for perfect grammar, spelling, punctuation ... was required ..." After all, the point about using ellipsis is that the words left out but understood are inde

Re: Pronunciation: aunt  •  November 6, 2013, 5:50am  •  0 vote

I am reminded of the elocution lesson in Some like it Hot, set in Hollywood when the 'talkies' came, and the established silent screen star whose name I forget turned out to speak poorly, saying 'I ca

Re: “enamored with” and “enamored by”  •  November 5, 2013, 6:12am  •  2 votes

Perhaps "Perfect grammar, spelling, punctuation and syntax was required at all times" is not ungrammatical, your honour, if it can be regarded as an example of ellipsis, with the subject being "Attent

Re: Resume, resumé, or résumé?  •  November 5, 2013, 5:58am  •  1 vote

Craig, you have hit the nail on the head. The acceptance of the incorrect spelling with one accent, which is neither French nor English, is American. The joke is, of course, that it does not feature i

Re: Plural form of anonymous  •  November 5, 2013, 5:51am  •  0 vote

Warsaw Will poses the question: ''Disgusted, of Tunbridge Wells". If he and his wife had signed jointly, would they have been "The Disgusteds"? I don't think they would ever have signed jointly for th

Re: “feedback” and “check in”  •  November 5, 2013, 5:30am  •  0 vote

Good to hear from you on this, fellow Scotsman. The four linguistic horrors you introduce are - well, you've put your finger on it: designed to irritate.

Re: “feedback” and “check in”  •  November 4, 2013, 8:17pm  •  0 vote

What on earth is wrong with calling them commissioning processes? you ask, and I said just now that it reeks of management-speak. This is because, I have worked out, it lacks the word which says what

Re: “feedback” and “check in”  •  November 4, 2013, 6:39pm  •  0 vote

Warsaw Will, not a lot, really, I suppose. It sounds very inelegant, and reeks of management speak. 'Assertionism' isn't in my dictionary, by the way, I am afraid; despite all the professionalism

Re: “feedback” and “check in”  •  November 4, 2013, 2:54pm  •  0 vote

Warsaw Will, I totally agree with you. I must look up assertionism in the dictionary to see if it is there. Now, 'professional', ' team', 'professional' again and 'training', all terms you bandy, ale

Re: “feedback” and “check in”  •  November 3, 2013, 5:56pm  •  0 vote

If you can hyphenate 'proofread', why not 'check in'? you ask. I say you can read the proof of something, but you do not in your check, rather you check yourself (and your bags, if any,) in. Quite dif

Re: “feedback” and “check in”  •  November 3, 2013, 3:27pm  •  0 vote

Of course it is subjective, and I have no problem with that fact at all. In fact I like subjectivity. I explained why. Your point, that fearsome words like this are heard all the time in business cont

Re: “feedback” and “check in”  •  November 3, 2013, 1:09pm  •  0 vote

It may be here to stay, but 'feedback' still induces slight nausea. It suggests the causes of borborygmus, the way 'human resources' suggests something from the movie 'Cocoon'. 'The feedback from the

Re: Pled versus pleaded  •  October 25, 2013, 5:26am  •  0 vote

Poppa Bear, I read into "the bail was enlarged" the idea that the sum involved is increased, rather than the period extended. As one who once long ago and far away had employment all day in the office

Re: Plural forms of words borrowed from Latin  •  October 19, 2013, 8:23pm  •  0 vote

These nouns are masculine and feminine third declension Latin nouns whose plural nominative and accusative forms are -es in place of -is: we are not adding another -es, but -es instead of -is. So cris

Re: “This is she” vs. “This is her”  •  October 19, 2013, 8:16pm  •  0 vote

Nothing snobby about the Queen's English. If the 'Queen' part of the term confuses you, Mr. Quincy, you should know that in England the current royal family are thought of as newcomers and upstarts, o

Re: Plural forms of words borrowed from Latin  •  October 19, 2013, 7:19am  •  0 vote

May I place forward for your delectation: "opus", a piece of work, and "opera", works, from Latin 'opus, operis', = (piece of ) work, (n). "genus", a sort or kind and "general", of a sort, from Lat

Re: Plural forms of words borrowed from Latin  •  October 18, 2013, 8:37am  •  0 vote

Good man, Jayles: you can't beat a misspent youth. You too, Warsaw Will: that Latin master was an Oxford man, you can tell.

Re: Plural forms of words borrowed from Latin  •  October 16, 2013, 12:42pm  •  0 vote

Okay, Will. Now, my researches reveal that he was the one we've all heard about from the 1939-1945 war. Now, the Roman Empire in the west was all over by the 6th century, and in the east they used Gre

Re: Plural forms of words borrowed from Latin  •  October 16, 2013, 4:06am  •  0 vote

Jayles, this problem with this particular word is that it makes one appearance only in one of two potentially useful textbooks and they forgot to put it in the vocabulary list at the back (Cambridge

Re: Plural forms of words borrowed from Latin  •  October 15, 2013, 6:53pm  •  0 vote

Pope not much good at Latin, hey? You can tell from his number XII that he probably wasn't Roman, so that may explain it. sed infallibilis est, dicis. Case dismissed, Jayles. I had not appreciated tha

Re: Plural forms of words borrowed from Latin  •  October 15, 2013, 3:46pm  •  0 vote

Oh, I see, Jayles the Unready. You mean you are blessed for I rail against thee, but you say it is the case that I say all manner of evil against thee falsely whereas I would argue that I do so truly,

Re: Plural forms of words borrowed from Latin  •  October 15, 2013, 3:27pm  •  0 vote

And as for our learned friend WW, indeed I am up to date on 1066 and all that stuff, and can picture the illustration as we speak. You are correct in observing that the schools round these parts like

Re: Plural forms of words borrowed from Latin  •  October 15, 2013, 3:12pm  •  0 vote

Well indeed, Jayles the Unsteady, I have consulted the Good Book and Yea, there is something about great being my reward in heaven, and some chaps being prosecuted. I know this sounds somewhat unlikel

Re: Plural forms of words borrowed from Latin  •  October 15, 2013, 12:02pm  •  0 vote

nil lamentandum sed gaude et exulta quod merces vestra copiosa sunt in caelis propter plurales latinos, ... ... you mean, surely, Jayles the Unsteady. gaude and exulta are singular imperative c

Re: Plural forms of words borrowed from Latin  •  October 15, 2013, 6:07am  •  0 vote

Excuse me, Skeeter Lewis - am I taking your statement too literally? Is it perhaps sent with humorous intent? I am not aware of anyone attempting to pluralise these good ladies, or rather, their names

Re: Plural forms of words borrowed from Latin  •  October 15, 2013, 5:04am  •  0 vote

Good god! A convert! I think I'm going to cry.

Re: Plural forms of words borrowed from Latin  •  October 15, 2013, 12:56am  •  0 vote

Hairy Scot, he'd have absolutely loved it. I had a lad like that and he and I were great mates. As for you, Jayles the Unsteady, your method is just a copout. There's a fellow on these pages who'd h

Re: Plural forms of words borrowed from Latin  •  October 14, 2013, 9:12pm  •  0 vote

The third bit there's very funny. I would pay gold to have heard one of my pupils tell me that.

Re: Plural forms of words borrowed from Latin  •  October 14, 2013, 10:27am  •  0 vote

I never could understand why Dr Sherwin-White of St John's College Oxford, who taught me a think or two about Latin, insisted on spelling it with a u.

Re: Plural forms of words borrowed from Latin  •  October 14, 2013, 10:22am  •  0 vote

The British like to say it with a w, but then, they're English, aren't they? And veni vidi vici are Latin. And the continental experts say it with a v, I understand, and so do I.

Re: Idea Vs. Ideal  •  October 6, 2013, 12:37pm  •  0 vote

We humans are intellectual, you say i.e. having the capacity to understand, from Latin 'intellego' = understand from Latin 'leg-, lect-' = read, and Latin "inter" meaning between, or among. That's t

Re: gifting vs. giving a gift  •  October 5, 2013, 11:13am  •  0 vote

I was just wondering what she would have thought of "please action immediately". Middle management types very non-U, for starters, and their garble-speak even worse.

Re: gifting vs. giving a gift  •  October 4, 2013, 7:11pm  •  0 vote

Thanks for that, Warsaw Will. it is all just a matter of taste, isn't it? See Nancy Mitford and others in a very amusing volume "Noblesse Oblige", 1956, sorting out what's what. Another volume dates t

Re: gifting vs. giving a gift  •  October 4, 2013, 2:01pm  •  0 vote

By the way, "action" from Latin ago, age-, eg-, act- meaning to do, or indeed act. So "action this" is daft-speak for "do this", really.

Re: gifting vs. giving a gift  •  October 4, 2013, 1:56pm  •  0 vote

Brilliant, Warsaw Will. But "Does anyone nowadays really worry about 'to chair a meeting', 'to host a dinner party', 'to file something', 'to access a file' or 'to contact somebody'." Yes, actually, e

Re: gifting vs. giving a gift  •  October 4, 2013, 6:30am  •  0 vote

Gift as a verb - my Scottish granny who lived for years in America in the 1940s and '50s used to use this term sometimes, when distributing presents to us, her numerous progeny. I thought she got th

Re: “I’m just saying”  •  October 3, 2013, 5:24am  •  0 vote

Great point. I don't know what a MHO eluding argument is, but I get the drift. Your last bit suggests you should then finish with "just saying"!

Re: You’ve got another think/thing coming  •  September 29, 2013, 4:15pm  •  0 vote

What do you call the phenomenon which occurs when someone coughs? Or sneezes? The name of the action is a noun. I use 'cough',' sneeze'. What do you call these actions, Truttadore? This is not a case

Re: “I’m just saying”  •  September 27, 2013, 4:51pm  •  0 vote

I guess the assertion "I'm just saying" is a bit like the preface "I'm not being rude, but ..." and then saying something rude. Quite daft, really. It is a conversational habit in my neck of the woods

Re: If ... were/was  •  September 22, 2013, 6:20pm  •  0 vote

Warsaw Will excellent arguments. Incontrovertible. But: you acknowledge that there is a subjunctive form, and because certain people, like those traditional grammarians, will expect it, as you say, t

Re: If ... were/was  •  September 22, 2013, 4:02pm  •  0 vote

For instance, the links between "correct", "director", "erect", "regal", and "real"are obscure in English, you say. Latin: rex, reg- = king, ruler. reg- rex- rect- = rule, ruled correct-cor- is a c

Re: If ... were/was  •  September 22, 2013, 2:30pm  •  0 vote

Warsaw Will, I bow to your superior familiarity with the history of these things, and like what I read. I have no experience of the dull and stultifying teaching of grammar before the reforms, nor o

Re: Resume, resumé, or résumé?  •  September 22, 2013, 6:52am  •  0 vote

resumé, or résumé? I'm with you there, Tango. We don't have accents in English, as we all know, so when we use them in words borrowed from other languages, such as French, why use them? Well, I say,

Re: If ... were/was  •  September 22, 2013, 6:35am  •  0 vote

Warsaw Will: thanks for the corrections to the details which I over-simplified in the hope of keeping my rant as short as possible; you are absolutely right. I guess my figures for private/state stude

Re: If ... were/was  •  September 21, 2013, 7:52pm  •  1 vote

Jayles, you are right. You should kick off early, the earlier the better. There is a very popular course called "Minimus" featuring what appears to be a Roman version of Mickey Mouse, and it is used a

Re: Resume, resumé, or résumé?  •  September 21, 2013, 7:24pm  •  0 vote

I take the view that fish is correct, phish is not, I was using your logic to show that it is not sound, and you agree with me. If the dictionary allows one accent on resume where the French one does

Re: If ... were/was  •  September 21, 2013, 6:18pm  •  0 vote

Those of us in the UK and elsewhere who learn Latin learn all about grammar - we have to, in order to make sense of the permutations of the word endings. The only nation I have come across which think

Re: Resume, resumé, or résumé?  •  September 21, 2013, 5:00pm  •  0 vote

This man (for it is clearly not a woman) argues that "people have the way they prefer to write it and as long as the meaning is clear it shouldn't matter which way they choose." It is fine then to wri

Re: “I’m just saying”  •  August 22, 2013, 5:31pm  •  0 vote

Will, thanks for all that. It is most informative and helpful. I got my dictionary in 1978, I think, and it is well-thumbed after all those years teaching Latin. My original reason, inter alia, (sorry

Re: “I’m just saying”  •  August 21, 2013, 7:38pm  •  0 vote

Yes, Will. All that you say about ‘whose’ and ‘that’s’ is wholly in accord with what I said in my piece, where I cited Alia’s “man whose” with approval by way of comparing it with the sloppy “man th

Re: “I’m just saying”  •  August 21, 2013, 5:24am  •  0 vote

Alia's wholly surreal contribution to the discussion includes a relative clause introduced by 'that': THE GREAT MAN THAT WAS ABLE TO BRING BACK MY LOVER ... We should have "the great man who was able

Re: The use of “hey” in place of “hello”.  •  August 15, 2013, 5:06am  •  1 vote

In South African English "hey" is used to emphasise a question mark, as in "Is you ous (translation 'guys') cummin (coming), hey?" The connection between these fine people and Navajo Indians is perhap

Re: Resume, resumé, or résumé?  •  July 24, 2013, 7:29pm  •  0 vote

Truthwhisperer|: Q: What do you call a person who asks "what do you call a person that asks..."? A: An American. Q: Is the relative pronoun 'who/whom/whose' redundant over on that side of the A

Re: Resume, resumé, or résumé?  •  July 24, 2013, 1:28pm  •  1 vote

Warsaw Will, you type in exceptionally grumpy tones today, wondering why other folk are so daft. American dictionaries seem to follow the principle that they must be descriptive, allowing fo

Re: Resume, resumé, or résumé?  •  July 23, 2013, 7:04pm  •  1 vote

No, it is résumé. This is because it is French, borrowed by English. Pronounced roughly like ray-zoo-may. Acute accents as provided in the French dictionaries. It means a summary, the past participle

Re: “This is she” vs. “This is her”  •  July 16, 2013, 8:58am  •  0 vote

- C'est vous? - Oui, c'est moi. So, the French have a word for it: moi. It means me in short phrases, such as prepositional phrases ( avec moi, chez moi ...). They say it is a disjunctive pronoun. W

Re: Resume, resumé, or résumé?  •  July 3, 2013, 8:53am  •  1 vote

I have to point out, Thad B, that café's doesn´t have an apostrophe. To make a plural you add an s. Apostrophe denotes possession, or a letter left out. Doesn´t it? (Does not it, leaving out the o and

Re: “This is she” vs. “This is her”  •  May 30, 2013, 7:20pm  •  0 vote

WW: 'I am me' sounds wrong because the subject and complement are the same person, so the reflexive form "I am myself", (you are yourself ... he is himself ...) are required.

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