I have a confession to make. I suck at writing. The thing is, I shouldn’t really be confessing to this since I’m a professional writer now (aka, stay at home mom with a blog). But, it’s true! My grammar is terrible, my spelling sucks (spell check and I are best friends in case you don’t know), I don’t know the rules of writing, and I definitely don’t know my idioms (yet, I somehow managed to get a decent score on my GMAT’s and do my MBA… so there’s hope for all of us. I digress…). That’s why I’ve enlisted the help of my husband to be my editor. He does a great job, and sometimes, he takes his role very seriously offering input from a guy’s perspective (as if any guys are reading this). Above all else, he corrects my grammar and my phrases. I am ESL (English Second Language) after all.
But the last couple of years, I’ve started to notice that my husband’s grammar skills have been declining. Specifically, he uses personal pronouns incorrectly. Here’s some examples:
“Did WE change the sheets on Kyle’s bed yet?”
“Did WE pack the toothbrush?”
If it’s not clear to you, the appropriate term that should be used is “You” as in, ME (his wife).
While the answer to most of these is sometimes NO, sometimes it’s a YES because I did do whatever he’s asking. However, I wonder if, when I say YES, does he believe that he did it too?
Either way, it’s endearing, and I love it. I wouldn’t change it, and I definitely couldn’t have asked for a better editor (and no, my husband didn’t put this last sentence in here as the editor… I promise).