I don't really feel as though I should be posting in this thread, even though I do think grammar is important. I struggle with sentence structure and punctuation incessantly, and I am sure that I use commas way too frequently, but I can't seem to avoid it [chagrin]BTW, props for using affects correctly.
Grammer aside, I just can't keep up with today's abbreviations and meanings.
This one has been turning up a lot, later. Please: What is, or are, props in this usage?
While there are some noticeable differences, I'm not sure I would say that German and English syntax is completely different. They are certainly more similar than English and French.Modern English and German syntax and grammar are quite different with parts of speech appearing in completely different order.
As the object pronoun, "me" was used correctly in this sentence. The simple way to know when "myself" is incorrect is to divide the sentence in to two separate phrases. You would say "discussing grammar with my friend". You would not say "discussing grammar with myself" [unless you were talking to yourself].In that sentence, if anything were needed after .....with my friend (and, you're correct, there isn't) I would have said "myself," rather than either of the others. Some possibilities for tha phrase:
YIKES! do you really think this is correct?Me and my friend were discussing grammer, and....
English is a Germanic (or Teutonic if you want to sound archaic) language. Simply because modern vocabulary and word structure has evolved doesn't mean that the language is no longer Germanic. As far as your example, that's not the word order that would be used in German anyway.Which authority classifies modern English as a Teutonic language? Old English, yes. But that was awhile ago and much the language has changed. Or, at the end with the verb our sentences are ordered?