loose vs lose

StanFoster

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I always hate it when people..even college edumacated ones...say "Me and my wife are going to a movie.....or me and my son are going fishing.....instead of "my wife and I....or "my son and I"

The following is a true story from a break time conversation at work. I was a trim carpenter listening to the head painter. He said. " Me and Larry painted the bedroom in the apartment last night."

I couldnt resist and replied...."Larry and I painted the apartnent."

The head painter got real red faced at me and said " Hell , you weren't even their God dxxxmit"
 

Mayfield

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It's almost as bad when they say "The apartment was painted by Larry and I."
 

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I have noticed for the past fifteen years or so, the dropping of the word "a" and "the" in sentences of printed material such as magazines, news papers and including modern day religious books.

Examples:
...recline at table.
She's admitted in hospital.
At University, he's English major.
That's not a new thing. It's usual for British to say "in hospital"; Americans would say "in the hospital", even though "the" should really imply a specific hospital.
We say similar things, like "go to bed". No one says "go to the bed"?
 
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