Tell me you guys all know that HISSELF is another one of those words that’s not really a word, right?
I get HISSELF a lot from my college comp I students and I’m always floored. I didn’t know it even existed until I started teaching college classes.
However, now that I also have young children I can see where it comes from. That doesn’t mean it’s acceptable at all in my house. My children are gently corrected each time they use HISSELF and I will get less gentle in my corrections the older they get if it continues because HISSELF is an awful word. Delete it from your vocabulary if you use it. And for heaven’s sake, don’t include it in a formal paper you write for your English teacher!
And that’s the weekly 5 Minute Grammar Lesson. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!