A short gripe today. Sorry.
More and more people seem to be saying things like:
“Erica and myself wrote the report and submitted it last week.”
This is just plain WRONG! (Yep, I’m shouting.)
“Erica and me wrote the report and submitted it last week.”
That’s WRONG too! (More shouting. Sorry.)
If you leave Erica out of the sentence, you would say:
“I wrote the report and submitted it last week.”
So here is my plea. If you and Erica wrote a report and you want to talk about it, avoid using the word “myself”.
The correct version is:
“Erica and I wrote the report and submitted it last week.”
Remember “I” is the first person, singular subject pronoun. “Me” is the first person singular object pronoun.
“Myself” is the first person, singular, reflexive pronoun. I haven’t written about these before but we use a reflexive pronoun as a direct object when the object is the same as the subject of the verb.
I am teaching myself to write clear, concise reports.
And if you’re wondering about today’s photo, I’m teaching myself to use a nifty photo editing website called pixlr.com, which let me put together this collage of photos I took at Prague Castle earlier today.