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…
Mr. 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.
THE 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.