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Grammar police

Dear Sir,

In today’s Royal Gazette (March 31, 2021) the chairman of the Bermuda College Board of Governors, Peter Sousa, ran a large advertisement congratulating long-service awardees.

Unfortunately, in large print, he has shown an egregious lack of basic grammar. He does not know the difference between subject case and object case: “We congratulate (both) she …”

“We” is subject pronoun, “congratulate” is verb, and that should be followed by object “her”, not subject “she”.

Whoever wrote this text and whoever proofed it should go back to primary school to learn basic English grammar.

Grammar rules do not change.

HELLE PATTERSON

Hamilton Parish

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Published April 06, 2021 at 8:00 am (Updated April 05, 2021 at 5:35 pm)

Grammar police

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