“Has me and the wife in fits every time.”

Found this in a YouTube video and people were commenting on his, apparently terrible, English skills.
What’s wrong with the sentence “Has me and the wife in fits every time?”


Okay, there are two flaws with this sentence:

  1. In English, it is generally considered polite to put yourself last in a list (assuming the list includes yourself). So the phrase would be “the wife and me” rather than “me and the wife”.

  2. The sentence is not grammatically correct because it has no subject. It should be, “IT has the wife and me …” But leaving off a trivial subject like “it” is often done in informal English. If I was an English teacher and this sentence was on a term paper, I’d probably give a minor mark down for it. But in conversation, probably no one would notice.

As others have noted, “fits” is a short form of a common phrase, “fits of laughter”, meaning we were laughing so hard that it almost resembled an epileptic seizure. I don’t think I’d call that “wrong” in any sense, it’s just abbreviated.

Source : Link , Question Author : Martim Costa , Answer Author : Jay

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