Archives for September 2012

Compound Possessive Pronoun Strings, or Who Owns that Dog, Anyway?

In the last post, we discussed compound pronoun strings, such as you and I and you and me. Today we are going to throw possession and nouns into the mix. For example, is Windy Doug and my dog, Doug’s and my dog, or Doug and I’s dog? Before we investigate this intriguing question of canine […]

You and I versus You and Me: Can’t We All Just Get Along?

My good friend Lisa challenged me to tackle the conflict between first person pronouns within compound subject and object strings such as you and I versus you and me. Because I hate to see strife between perfectly decent pronouns, I gladly accept this challenge! Technically, correct usage is determined by the pronoun’s position as a subject […]