So they gave the puppy to John and I. Errghhh.
I can understand when you use I incorrectly in dialogue, because folks speak that way, but just because it sounds like it’s hoity toity better to say it, don’t! When I is used incorrectly, it stands out so much. There’s an easy solution. Whenever you are tempted to say him and I, or her and I, or John and I, just drop the other person.
Would you really say:
So they gave the puppy to I? Of course not. Just by adding another person doesn’t mean you have to switch from me to I.
So they gave the puppy to John and me.
They gave the puppy to me.
See how much better that sounds?
This is one of those that when I read it, I go nuts. How about you? Do you have one grammar/punctuation issue that sends you off the deep end?