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Why use my instead of me?

Why use my instead of me? My is a possessive adjective. My mother loves me. … Well they both are – sort of, but the use of the possessive, « my telling jokes in class  » serves to isolate the telling of jokes as the object of my teacher’s anger. It’s hopefully not « me » at whom she/he has become upset, but the telling of jokes.

How can I use being in a sentence?

Being sentence example

  • He was being positively rude. …
  • He was caught being drunk in the back of a cab. …
  • Those films are being made now. …
  • All books are being scanned. …
  • Being groped by him again wasn’t something she was looking forward to. …
  • I am a spiritually-centered person who loves every being she comes in contact with.

Is it grammatically correct to say me and my friend?

The difference between « I and my friends » and « my friends and I » is purely a matter of courtesy – they are both grammatically correct.

Which country uses me instead of my?

. me

Introduced 2006
Intended use Entities connected with

Actual use Positions itself for global use like a personal namespace; can be registered and used for any purpose. Used by businesses in Maine, the Middle East, and Montenegro and is popular for domain hacks.
Registration restrictions None

Why do some Brits use me instead of my?

Saying ‘me’ instead of ‘my’ is a very common speech habit along with several others of a similar sort but it does generally indicate a lack of academic education.

Where do we use been?

As a rule, the word « been » is always used after « to have » (in any of its forms, e.g., « has, » « had, » « will have, » « having »). Conversely, the word « being » is never used after « to have. » « Being » is used after « to be » (in any of its forms, e.g., « am, » « is, » « are, » « was, » « were »). Examples: I have been busy.

How do you use being in grammar?

It can be used as a gerund, or in present or past continuous tenses. In a present or past continuous tense, being says that it is happening now, or was happening before, in a continual manner. He is being nice. She was being bad.

What form of verb is used with being?

‘being’ is the present participle of the verb ‘be’ and can be used with the continuous form of the verb ‘be’ is all its forms i.e. am, is, was, are and were.

Is it grammatically correct to say me and John?

So, it’s correct to say ‘John and me’ or ‘my family and I’, not ‘me and John’ or ‘I and my family’. The correct answer would be: “John and I”. The two personal pronouns I and me are often used wrongly, usually in sentences in which I is being used with another noun.

Can I say me and John?

“John and me” is not an obsolete phrase that should always, without fail, be replaced by “John and I.” Both are relevant and correct in their own context. Learn the difference, and maybe one day you could bite back at someone who incorrectly corrects your grammar.

Does myself come first in a sentence?

Idiomatically, people probably use me or myself more often than I there – but if they do use I, it’s nearly always in the final position (whereas me tends to come first, and myself works fine in either position). It is considered polite when giving a list of people that includes yourself, to put yourself last.

Can me be used as my?

First, my is a possessive adjective (not a pronoun). Second, my is written as me only to indicate a common pronunication (used in fast speech): it’s easier to say It’s me mother than It’s my mother.

Why do some people pronounce my as me?

Why do some people pronounce my as me? English is not a phonetic language. The letter Y is pronounced as aï in some words and i in others. MY is normally pronounced maï but we often pronounce it as mi, omitting the a sound.

Do Brits say OK?

You’ve probably heard this question hundreds of times. Even Brits whom you’re meeting for the very first time often start the conversation by asking if you’re alright. … It’s just a British way of saying hello.

Why do Brits say go to hospital instead of go to the hospital?

When a British person says “I’m going to hospital” they mean they are going to participate in the services of the Hospital – ie, they are going there for treatment.

What does Gov mean in British slang?

The term ‘guv‘ or ‘governor’ is most commonly used for a reason by manual tradespeople, to denote the person paying their bill, or the person who orders and accepts their work, to distinguish from the tenant, the property’s legal owner, and so on.

How do we use being and been?

As a rule, the word been is always used after have (in any form, e.g., has, had, will have). The word being is never used after have. Being is used after to be (in any form, e.g., is, was, were).

What is another word for has been?

What is another word for has been?


stale superseded
timeworn unfashionable
past it Stone Age
done for had it

How do you use being and been?

“BE” is the base form of the verb “be”; “been” is the past participle of the verb “be” and “being” is the present participle of the verb “be”. “Be” is used whenever the base form of a verb needs to be used, for example after an auxiliary verb, e.g. in “You should be a good example to your younger siblings.”

Had been has been?

“Had been” is used to mean that something happened in the past and has already ended. “Have been” and “has been” are used to mean that something began in the past and has lasted into the present time.

Is being grammatically correct?

Both are correct. The first sentence is ‘present tense’, in that the word choice of ‘being’ means it is currently happening at this time. The second sentence is without a tense, and so it is more of a statement by itself. Both sentences sound like they are answers to a question, though.

What is the sentence of has been?

This has been a typical day for me – with the exception of a nice evening out. « He has been very erratic lately, » she agreed. One of our chefs has been working to make some since the message came in. The guest bedroom has been ready for visitors since my daughter died ten years ago.

What is a gerund in English grammar?

A gerund is a verbal that ends in -ing and functions as a noun. The term verbal indicates that a gerund, like the other two kinds of verbals, is based on a verb and therefore expresses action or a state of being.

Is it correct to say me and my family?

Although « me and my family » is not incorrect, there is a convention of good manners that one should put the other person or people before oneself in a sentence.

What is the I and Me rule?

Use the pronoun « I » when the person speaking is doing the action, either alone or with someone else. Use the pronoun « me » when the person speaking is receiving the action of the verb in some way, either directly or indirectly.

Which is correct grammar?

“which,” there’s a really easy way to tell if you should be using one or the other. It doesn’t work 100% of the time, but it will help with many situations. If you think it might be “which,” try adding the words “of your” or “of” and another pronoun right after it. If that works, “which” is the correct choice.



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