Basic English


There was an excellent article April 25 on the two young men from Lewiston High School who went on to gain 4.0 grade point averages at the University of Maine and who will be graduating soon.

They are to be honored and commended; however, I wonder if they did get an “A” in English. I was very disturbed at one quote in the article starting out, “Me and Matt …”

Every English teacher and student of English must be cringing upon hearing that incorrect phrase.

I’m discovering that many very intelligent young people today have absolutely no knowledge of basic English, and that is very sad.

Janet Gibson, Auburn