Okay, Grammarians....This is she? This is her?

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  1. Wynette

    Wynette Crowing

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    When I get a call at work, and the person asks for me, I always say, "This is she." But, 95% of the time when I hear others in the office, they say, "This is her." Have I been incorrect all these years, or am I corect?
     
  2. mamaKate

    mamaKate Songster

    Sep 9, 2008
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    You are correct.
     
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    This is she is correct. Reverse it and say She is this and that makes sense. Reverse it and you wouldn't say Her is this, right?
     
  4. hikerchick

    hikerchick Songster

    Apr 6, 2009
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    I just say "speaking".
     
  5. Wynette

    Wynette Crowing

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    Whew. Okay, I confess that I was feeling annoyed when I heard someone recently say "this is her" but I got to thinking that maybe I AM wrong. Thanks, friends!

    hikerchick - what a perfect solution!
     
  6. English Chick

    English Chick English Mum

    Jun 27, 2008
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    I also say "speaking"
     
  7. saddina

    saddina Internally Deranged

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    "She" means a female, "Her" is a female who is not the speaker. In languages other than english the distinction is clearer, but you are correct.

    Now if I could get children to use bring and take properly...... [​IMG]
     
  8. Wynette

    Wynette Crowing

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    Saddina, just send them over to BYC - we've got plenty of Grammarians on here that will "help" them use these words properly! [​IMG]
     
  9. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator

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    Quote:Exactly right. There are a lot of things you can do with the English language to check yourself grammatically.
     
  10. Wynette

    Wynette Crowing

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    Well, does "she is this" actually make sense? But anyway...I'm just glad I've been saying it correctly. And, "she is this" does seem to make more sense than "her is this." Gads, so much to know!
     
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