WHEN President Obama speaks before Congress and the nation tonight, he will be facing some of his toughest critics.
Since his election, the president has been roundly criticized by bloggers for using “I” instead of “me” in phrases like “a very personal decision for Michelle and I” or “the main disagreement with John and I” or “graciously invited Michelle and I.”
The rule here, according to conventional wisdom, is that we use “I” as a subject and “me” as an object, whether the pronoun appears by itself or in a twosome. Thus every “I” in those quotes ought to be a “me.”
So should the president go stand in a corner of the Oval Office (if he can find one) and contemplate the error of his ways? Not so fast
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
No, I've never met the guy. But, the NYTimes op-ed page suggests he could have learned something in COM 201 today.