I’m still cringing at the way people can misgrammartize the English language. And, no, that big word in that sentence is not a recognized word. I just made it up. But it does express my feelings. That’s one thing about the English language. You can make up words. But what you can’t do is misgrammartize it. That means there is no saying:
To meet up with Dave and I
To go with Joe and I
Grab a ride with Rick and I
If you dropped the words ‘Dave and’, you would not say ‘To meet up with I’ now would you? No.
If you dropped the words ‘Joe and’, you would not say ‘To go with I’, would you? No.
If you dropped the words ‘Rick and’, you wouldn’t say ‘Grab a ride with I’. Of course not.
So why are you saying those sentences like you are?
If you want to sound intelligent, then you have to speak your own language intelligently. That is just a given, folks. I’m sorry if that upsets you, but that is the way it is. So get over it and get on with it. We want the rest of the world to stop thinking we’re lazy and stupid. We’re not, but how are they going to know that if we can’t speak our own language correctly? Enough said?
Love you. Really.