Everyone is saying it, but that doesn’t make it right

first_img 40SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Lorraine Ranalli Lorraine Ranalli is Chief Storyteller & Communications Director, as well as published author. Her most recent work, Impact: Deliver Effective, Meaningful, and Memorable Presentations, is a pocket book of public … Web: LorraineRanalli.com Details Bring back the dayslong since gone by,when we all hung out,Me, Myself, and I. Last month I wrote about one of my biggest grammar pet peeves—the increasingly common erroneous use of the first person pronoun “I” as the object of a sentence. I laid out the correct usage and linked to additional resources on the topic, but apparently I left readers wanting more. (That is, after all, the trick of the trade.)Dwight Gordon of Arlington Community Federal Credit Union contacted me to express his disappointment in my failure to describe how the reflexive form of the first person pronoun is increasingly being mistreated by unwitting grammar felons (my words, not his). The error is simple to fix once you are aware of it. Children aren’t the only ones who repeat words they hear. Unfortunately, it ain’t cute when adults do it.Reflexive pronouns are formed by adding the suffix “self” to a pronoun, e.g.: myself, yourself, himself, herself, ourselves, themselves, itself, and oneself. NB: “Hisself” is not a word.Reflexive pronouns are usually the object of a sentence and refer back to the subject. Here are some examples:I made myself dessert.He fixed the brakes himself.You might want to immerse yourself in exercise.Intensive pronouns essentially are reflexive pronouns used to add emphasis to subjects, as in the sentence, “The queen herself has spoken.” In this example, “herself” can easily be removed from the sentence without affecting its meaning, which differentiates intensive from strictly reflexive pronouns.According to Dwight, misuse of the reflexive pronoun is reaching epidemic proportions. I’m not convinced we’ve reached an epidemic yet, but I concur the problem is proliferating. Here’s an example of the misuse I often hear and even see in emails: “Respond to Karl or myself with any questions.” OUCH!“Respond to Karl or me with any questions” is correct. As a reinforcement to last month’s article, please note that “Karl and I” is incorrect because the subject, you, is understood, making “Karl and me” a compound object.Dwight describes a related poem he wrote as therapy and he gave me permission to share it. Enjoy!Me, Myself, and IIn the mirror,upon the shelf,I looked and sawof course, myself. Friends missing therewere Me and I.They have departed,and I could cry… Remember fondly,when there were three,when one could say,“look at Me!”But now myselfis all I hear,it’s disconcertingand quite unclear…last_img read more

Real Madrid block Arsenal midfielder Dani Ceballos’ transfer to Valencia

first_imgCeballos played for the first time since November on Monday (Picture: Rex Features)Real Madrid have blocked Dani Ceballos’ efforts to join Valencia on loan, according to reports.The midfielder is currently on the books at Arsenal, but has featured just once since Mikel Arteta took over at the Emirates.Ceballos played his first minutes for Arsenal since the start of November against Bournemouth in the FA Cup after telling Arteta he wants to cancel his loan deal before the close of the January transfer window.Arsenal have already informed Ceballos they will not support his bid to leave the club, with Valencia pushing to sign the Spaniard.ADVERTISEMENTHowever, Spanish outlet Marca claim Real have blocked Valencia’s move for Ceballos as the Spanish giants do not want him joining a direct rival.AdvertisementAdvertisementReal are thought to be open to Ceballos switching clubs, as the player is desperate for regular game time ahead of the European Championships this summer. Arteta ‘pleased’ after Arsenal progress past Bournemouth in FA CupTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 4:22FullscreenArteta ‘pleased’ after Arsenal progress past Bournemouth in FA Cuphttps://metro.co.uk/video/arteta-pleased-arsenal-progress-past-bournemouth-fa-cup-2097240/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.MORE: Rio Ferdinand urges Arsenal to back Mikel Arteta in Pablo Mari transferMORE: Mikel Arteta rules out Barcelona’s chances of signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Arsenal in January Ceballos is desperate for more game time (Picture: Getty)Ceballos does not want to lose his place in the Spain squad and is concerned Arteta has already made his mind up about his suitability for the team.Valencia are not giving up on luring Ceballos back to Spain just yet, but the La Liga side will find it difficult to convince Real to sanction the move.Ceballos was signed by Unai Emery and joined the Gunners on the basis that he was assured a starting place by the former Arsenal manager.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityInjury forced Ceballos to miss eleven games for Arsenal and he was finally recalled by Arteta when he came on for the final 20 minutes in a 2-1 win over Bournemouth on Monday.Arsenal chiefs believe Ceballos can still be an important player for Arsenal and are focusing their efforts on signing a centre-back before the end of the window.The transfer window closes on Friday and Arsenal face a race against time to land Pablo Mari after talks with Flamengo broke down. Coral BarryTuesday 28 Jan 2020 8:54 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link734Shares Real Madrid block Arsenal midfielder Dani Ceballos’ transfer to Valenciacenter_img Advertisement Comment Advertisementlast_img read more

Mr. William Eugene Roark

first_imgMr. William Eugene Roark, age 62, of Pleasant, Indiana, entered this life on December 21, 1953, in Hamilton, Ohio, the son of the late, Jesse and Harriett “Hattie” (Baker) Roark. He was raised in Hamilton, Ohio and attended the New Miami High School in New Miami, Ohio. William was a former construction worker in Hamilton, Ohio. William resided in the Pleasant, Indiana community the past 2 years and in the Vevay community for 12 years. William enjoyed playing cards, especially Euchre, word search puzzles and watching TV. William passed away at 5:35 pm, Thursday, October 13, 2016, at his residence in Pleasant, Indiana.William is survived by: his son: Billy Roark and his wife: Melissa of Hamilton, OH; his grandchildren: Perry and Zachary Roark; his brothers: Robert Ray Roark and his wife: Sharon of Vevay, IN, Larry Roark of Hanover, IN, Jeff Roark of Bennington, IN, Steve Roark and his wife: Pamela of Bennington, IN and Joey Roark of Bennington, IN; his sisters: Lou Collins and her husband: Kenneth of Hamilton, OH and Rosetta Combs and her husband: A.C. of Hamilton, OH and his several nieces and nephews.He was preceded in death by his parents: Jesse and Harriett “Hattie” (Baker) Roark and his sister and his brother: Marie and Gregory Roark.No services are being held at this time.Memorial contributions may be made to William Eugene Roark Memorial Fund % Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home. Cards are available at the funeral home.last_img read more

Lower Corentyne bowlers keep Georgetown in check at Lusignan

first_imgTHE Lower Corentyne’s bowling attack kept Georgetown in check at the close of the opening day of the second round Jaguars Franchise League 3-day competition at Lusignan yesterday.The City team, in response to Lower Corentyne’s first innings total of 165, closed on 154-8. Christopher Barnwell was unbeaten on 73, when bails were lifted.Asked to bat first, Lower Corentyne suffered a batting meltdown in the morning session to go to lunch on 87-6, a position from which they did not recover, despite Jonathan Foo providing the lone stability with 63 late down the order.Spinners Gajanan Suknanan, Steven Sankar and Ashmead Nedd created most of the problems for the visitors, as the trio shared nine wickets. Off-spinner Suknanan (4-43), was the most successful of the bowlers, while Sankar and Nedd had figures of 3-42 and 2-35 respectively.Medium pacer Christopher Barnwell (1-4), did the early damage, dismissing Akeem Hinds leg-before-wicket for one, but it was the spinners Suknanan and Nedd who grabbed five top-order wickets to spark the collapse in the morning session.Fellow opener Jason Sinclair made a fighting 19 before he was removed by left-arm spinner Nedd.Suknanan then took charge and ripped through the top order, bowling Kelvon Anderson (11), Seon Hetmyer (16), and then taking the prized scalp of Devon Clements (25), who was bowled after putting up a short resistance.Nedd, the national Under-19 spinner then added to his wicket tally when he bowled Alex Algoo without scoring.Foo and Kasim Khan went to lunch on nine and one respectively, but soon after the interval Khan was dismissed off the bowling of Suknanan for five.Foo then led some sort of recovery, and combined with Nial Smith (7) for an eight-wicket stand of 51 where he dominated the bowling somewhat, hitting two fours and four sixes.But soon after, Sankar removed Smith, Kelvin Umroa (4) and Foo to wrap up the innings minutes before the tea interval.Openers Robin Bacchus and Raymond Perez then started the innings in elegant fashion, adding 50-run for the first wicket, but when the partnership was broken after Perez was removed by spinner Umroa for 14, Georgetown batsmen collapsed in a heap.Bacchus (36), was the other dismissed batsman with double figures, as spinner Khan (4-49), Clements (2-21) and Umroa (2-52), made steady inroads. Barnwell provided the highlight of the innings with five fours and similar number of sixes. He has so far faced 78 balls.Meanwhile, in the other second-round matches Upper Corentyne faced East Coast at Port Mourant, West Berbice took on Essequibo at Bush Lot and East Bank clashed with West Demerara at Eve Leary.last_img read more