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Old 24.04.2022, 23:27
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Re: Tit for Tat groaning...BY A MOD !!

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Ah, my dear Tom, much as I love you, in this you are utterly wrong. The way to tell is to remove the you and me and with me and see how that reads.

So, "Mods are entitled to thank and groan just like you and me." becomes
"Mods are entitled to thank and groan just like me".

Now, if you think "Mods are entitled to thank and groan just like I", there's little hope for you. Hand in you GB passport now.
"I" groan, "me" does not groan.

You've got it WRONG.

"You are entitled to groan just like I am"

Try replacing the "I" with "me"

You and me would be "us", you and I are "we".

Please try again.

Tom

P.S. You need to include the missing verb to correctly evaluate it.
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Old 24.04.2022, 23:34
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Re: Tit for Tat groaning...BY A MOD !!

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I got told off by a mod for calling someone Dave.
Who the hell is "Dave"?

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Re: Tit for Tat groaning...BY A MOD !!

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"I" groan, "me" does not groan.

You've got it WRONG.

"You are entitled to groan just like I am"

Try replacing the "I" with "me"

You and me would be "us", you and I are "we".

Please try again.

Tom

P.S. You need to include the missing verb to correctly evaluate it.

I miss a day here and you have turned into a grammar "nazi"???....
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Old 25.04.2022, 08:39
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Re: Tit for Tat groaning...BY A MOD !!

What's the big deal with a groan? Fake internet points and "negative" points with no meaning whatsoever. Shrug it off and move on, Biro, they don't affect your life at all.
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Old 25.04.2022, 08:47
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Re: Tit for Tat groaning...BY A MOD !!

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"I" groan, "me" does not groan.

You've got it WRONG.

"You are entitled to groan just like I am"

Try replacing the "I" with "me"

You and me would be "us", you and I are "we".

Please try again.

Tom

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I’m afraid you’re the one who has it wrong here.

In Jackie’s post you and me are the object of the sentence so the object pronouns are be used which for the first person singular is me.

Mods are entitled to groan just like you and me.

Mods are the subject and you and me and the objects.


She could have said :

You and I are entitled to groan just like mods

In which case I is correct as it is the subject of the sentence and the subject pronoun should be used.

Edit to further qualify:

If you replace mods with a pronoun it would be

You and I are entitled to groan just like them

And not

You and I are entitled to groan just like they.

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Old 25.04.2022, 09:24
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Re: Tit for Tat groaning...BY A MOD !!

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There is no missing verb. The sentence stands by itself. Me is the object.

In British English usage, the phrase with me is used six times as often as with I. https://books.google.com/ngrams/grap...sensitive=true
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Old 25.04.2022, 09:36
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Re: Tit for Tat groaning...BY A MOD !!

This is a candidate not only for the lamest complaint thread of 2022, but also the lamest argument on English grammar of 2022.
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Old 25.04.2022, 10:39
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The same applies to your smear where you call me misogynist,

If it looks like a duck, quacks like a duck...

Don't act like this is one isolated incident. You have been making ridiculous statements like this for years. I'm not the first one to call you out on this and I won't be the last.
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Old 25.04.2022, 10:48
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You're male, BM is female. Presumably.

That means you have zero rights to complain, only women do.

And if you're looking for empathy you need to change your gender, also see olygirl's sarcasm.
This thread really brings out the best and worst in people, irrelevant of gender or position. If I were a mod, I would have deleted the above post for blatant mysogony and spreading false information.

By the way, I had no idea Biro was a male until now, nor did I really care.
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Old 25.04.2022, 11:06
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This is a candidate not only for the lamest complaint thread of 2022, but also the lamest argument on English grammar of 2022.
'Argument about' or 'argument regarding' rather than 'argument on', surely?
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Old 25.04.2022, 11:17
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I use an iPad most days for my EF activity. It is very easy to touch the wrong button. Iíd give her the benefit of the doubt.
So Apple is to blame?
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Old 25.04.2022, 11:36
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I miss a day here and you have turned into a grammar "nazi"???....
He'd better not or Russia might invade.
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Old 25.04.2022, 11:41
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He'd better not or Russia might invade.
Tom is willing to share his raw meat recipes with everyone....we needn't worry.
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Old 25.04.2022, 12:52
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I miss a day here and you have turned into a grammar "nazi"???....
Grammar fascist. Please keep up at the back.

Now I need to ask my mother e/o sister who are English teachers.

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Old 25.04.2022, 13:39
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Y'all need to groan the f--- up.
Triple word Score for appropriate use and spelling of "y'all", creative punning, and summarizing every rational response to the OP in only 7 words.
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Old 25.04.2022, 15:38
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If it looks like a duck, quacks like a duck...

Don't act like this is one isolated incident. You have been making ridiculous statements like this for years. I'm not the first one to call you out on this and I won't be the last.
Thanks for making my point.
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Old 25.04.2022, 17:24
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Grammar fascist. Please keep up at the back.

Now I need to ask my mother e/o sister who are English teachers.

Tom
I'll ask my wife and my mother. They're both English teachers as well.
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Old 25.04.2022, 17:36
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I'll ask my wife and my mother. They're both English teachers as well.
I asked myself (retired English teacher) and I agree with Not all There and Belgian Mum, and Jackie H of course who was the original poster. Sorry Tom.
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Thank you!

That is probably exactly what happened as I was scrolling through the thread this morning.
It happens to me often when using the iPad.
I normally go back and remove them if I spot them or somebody points them out and would have done so with this one if Iíd spotted it but I donít think Iíll bother now.
After checking I see it wasnít the only accidental groan I made this morning, Iíve removed that one now but since Biro is so attached to his Iíll leave it for him.

Coming from somebody who is rather liberal with his groans often totally unnecessarily I find this thread laughable.
Gee. My finger must have slipped.
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Gee. My finger must have slipped.
Do you have some latent need building up inside of you MattyRedSox that has made you revive this thread from back in April 2022? My advice to you - “take it like a Man” in your case, and get over it. We all do …
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