Gentle Readers . . . and Maxwell,
I've noticed that the past tense of certain words is quite often incorrect. I think I've written about some of these problems before, so I want to go over it again.
No, this post does not mean that you drive me crazy with your writing. Our blogs are for fun. It's casual writing. Besides, I make misteaks to two and too.
lead - led
Franklin led me to the park.
The error I see is lead used as the past tense.
pet - petted
I petted Penelope until she fell asleep.
The error I see is pet used as the past tense.
shrink - shrank
The error I see is confusion about shrink, shrank, and shrunk.
The movie titled Honey, I Shrunk the Kids should have been called Honey, I Shrank the Kids.
Myself is another problem area that we've discussed in the past.
Myself is a pronoun.
The error I see is myself used as a noun as in
Myself and Dave went to a concert.
Correct use: Dave and I went to the concert.
Notice the I? It's not correct to say Dave and me went to the concert. How can you remember the I? You would say I went to the concert, right?
If you would say Me went to the concert, then I'm done. I'll give up my title as The Queen of Grammar; I'll return my Grammar Police badge.
Infinities of love,