Between he and she

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Thu Feb 18 18:11:36 UTC 2010

Too sheltered.

"Between he/she and..." is virtually the TV/radio news norm.

"Between I and..." is comparatively rare. (Maybe less rare as "between x and
me"?)  The media "standard" is "between x and I."


On Thu, Feb 18, 2010 at 12:56 PM, Joel S. Berson <Berson at> wrote:

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> Yesterday I heard a network TV reporter, talking about Tiger Wood's
> eagerly anticipated statement before close friends and associates,
> say that Woods had said it was between he and his wife.
> Or have I been too sheltered?
> Joel
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