๐ŸŒˆ This is she or this is her. She/Her Pronouns โ€” lunapedia.lunascape.jp Resources on Personal Pronouns

She/Her Pronouns โ€” lunapedia.lunascape.jp Resources on Personal Pronouns

๐ŸŒˆ This is she or this is her

Never once did the person on the other end misunderstand me. The whole point in having language is for communication. Scott, why are you using Latin as an example? Finally, perhaps an intro course in linguistics would help to explain where I'm coming from: John, I, too studied, linguistics, and can appreciate where you are coming from about linguists describing what the norm is, and not prescribing the rules. It is only concerned with observing how some people speak. Drive as fast as you want. I think the only reasonable position is that usage is the final arbiter. I say the simplest way to ensure grammatical correctness is to ensure situational correctness.

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Which is correct This is she or This is her?

๐ŸŒˆ This is she or this is her

Furthermore, it is an observation that tells us much about social organization and the function of trivia in such organization and nothing about the structure of language. I was just called up by a company calling me in for a job interview. So you have a special-case for a verb, which you get no useful benefit from. If someone consistently says something that is so egregiously, grammatically incorrect, then, by definition, he or she is not well-educated. In our corner of the world, language is the yardstick that we use to measure each other's intelligence.

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This Is She (2014)

๐ŸŒˆ This is she or this is her

Rules are some arbitrary irrelevant thing made up by society. . How is a 1st person pronoun I made to agree with a verb form is in the 3rd person -- as in 'That's I', which it would be 'I is that' in reverse? In other words, usage is the final arbiter. Language does have rules, and they are largely unconscious rules. But that isn't enough, we also need to ask how and why these things happen. A better rule might be something like this: The object pronouns me, him, her etc are the default. .

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โ€œThis is sheโ€ vs. โ€œThis is herโ€

๐ŸŒˆ This is she or this is her

The problem is, for nearly 2 years, I think the discussion is not gone in the right direction. Would their works have been better if there was a cop telling them what to do? Why on Earth would you think otherwise? I am sure that all of us have received a phone call like this at some point in our lives, but what exactly is the correct way to answer the question? Every individual on earth with the faculty for language creates their own linguistic forms based on an entirely personal set of rules called an idiolect. What does equal correct usage? And indeed many good writers use these constructions. This is normal for Indo-European languages. Grammatically consistent that may be, but it is not idiomatically correct.

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This Is She, This Is Her?

๐ŸŒˆ This is she or this is her

And here I thought when I did a Google search on this topic, nothing would come up! I don't see how this view is irrelevant to the discussion of correctness. . You can also share your own pronouns by sharing a link to the pronoun you go by. Reality Check 2: Language is constantly evolving, from having a lot of vitality to near death defend Latin all you want, 99% of the world does not really care. Has anyone seen this kind of issue addressed or codified in a rule somewhere? Most people don't realize, for example, that many academic papers have been written in Krio.

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She/Her Pronouns โ€” lunapedia.lunascape.jp Resources on Personal Pronouns

๐ŸŒˆ This is she or this is her

Slang expressions and spellings are overwhelming the English language these days anyway. . English subject case is exactly the same thing that is called nominative in German, Latin etc. I was taught in an English Grammar Theory course that languages, and the rules governing them, are organic. Whether or not these assumptions are correct, the very act of making an assumption can send a potentially harmful message -- that people have to look a certain way to demonstrate the gender that they are or are not. Even the most liberal descriptivist doesn't accept that anything anyone says or hears is grammatically correct, just because it is said or heard.

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โ€œThis is sheโ€ vs. โ€œThis is herโ€

๐ŸŒˆ This is she or this is her

Maybe not you, chuck, but many native speakers do say this. Because that is all these rules about grammatical correctness are - opinions. The levels of cohabitation, the ways to destroy it. Do the rules from the past still apply, or do the rules need to be adaptable? Reverse the phrase and your subject changes from third to first person, so the verb changes too. Well, the native americans didn't even speak English. . Here is where the philological analysis of English pronouns and copulative verbs comes in.

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