4 Answered Questions for the topic hypercorrection
Is it ever worth the time and effort to correct someone else's grating grammatical mistakes?
Whenever I hear statements like "It was a great deal for he and I" and "Call Karen and I in the morning," I die a little. Such solecisms, as Twain said in another context (Cooper's prose style),... more
ESL text: "I notice similarities between myself and . . . ": Acceptable use of reflexive pronoun?
In an ESL class, a student asked a difficult question about the use of “myself” in the following sentence: > I notice similarities between myself and other people more than >... more
Is using passive voice "bad form"?
Whenever I create a document in Microsoft Word, it complains about a lot of my sentences being in passive voice. But, when I read that sentence aloud, it sounds fine to me. I am not sure if it is... more