Proofreading Service - Pain in the English
Proofreading Service - Pain in the English

Your Pain Is Our Pleasure

24-Hour Proofreading Service—We proofread your Google Docs or Microsoft Word files. We hate grammatical errors with passion. Learn More

Proofreading Service - Pain in the English
Proofreading Service - Pain in the English

Your Pain Is Our Pleasure

24-Hour Proofreading Service—We proofread your Google Docs or Microsoft Word files. We hate grammatical errors with passion. Learn More

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February 6, 2014

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“This is she” vs. “This is her”

  • February 9, 2014, 1:46am

P.S. 'This is she/he.' She/He is this. Predicate nominative.

“This is she” vs. “This is her”

  • February 9, 2014, 1:46am

@Warsaw Will - I don't agree with everything you said, but gave you a thumbs up for the Hyacinth Bucket reference. :)

Grammar is important, and dumbing it down to 'normal spoken English' is not doing anyone any favours.

The back and forth over whether it should be call or calls is silly, since 'your call' is singular, as it should be. Your call is in queue. It doesn't matter if it is one, or one of many. To use the penny example, place a penny at the end of a line, and it is appropriate to say that your penny (singular) will be picked up after the others, in order.

"Your call will be answered in the order it was received" is not inaccurate, or grammatically incorrect, no matter how it sounds to some ears. 'In which" is unnecessary, evidenced by the fact that 'that' could take its place (equally unnecessarily).

The real worry? Hearing the message on a 911 call.