For I and My Gal: Avoiding Pronoun Errors

Yes, I’m exaggerating. But the pronoun errors I keep running into are almost as ridiculous as singing “For I and my gal” instead of “For me and my gal” in the famous song.

I just edited an article that referred to “dragging the chairs outside for he and Larry.” For he?

But I hear similar errors all the time, often from people with graduate degrees: “for she,” “to he,” “with she and he.”

Folks, it’s “for her,” “to him,” “with him and her.” Please.

And when the weather gets better, we’ll be “dragging the chairs outside for him and Larry.”

(For a review of pronoun rules, click here.)


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