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Re: Proofreading

On 2/22/2017 10:26 PM, The Real Bev wrote:
On 02/22/2017 05:23 PM, Annailis wrote:
On 2017-02-21 7:43 PM, The Real Bev wrote:
On 02/21/2017 04:32 PM, Wolf K. wrote:
On 2017-02-21 16:45, Sailfish wrote:
Ugh! I really need to re-read my replies when I've decided the
parts of them :-)

s/true even given/true BUT even given/

It's well known that we are poor proofreaders of our own work.

Read backwards.  A handy hint given to me by a Dutch woman, the only
person (at the time, at least) who was a better proofreader than me.

Or is it "...who was a better proofreader than I"?  English grammar can
sometimes be as confusing as English spelling.

If it's the object of the preposition 'than' then it's 'me';  if it's
'better than I AM' then it's some other grammatical construction whose
name I've forgotten.  Hubby and I argue about this all the time.  I like
'better than me'.

"Me" is rather abused, and many people tend to disavow its use. I suspect it may disappear from the language in 50 years or so, if the current usage continues.

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