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From an e-mail message sent by an American in-house lawyer at a major international company:

Please give Mike, Mary or I a call if you have any questions.

(I changed the names, not that anybody would know who the people were anyway.)

“Give I a call”?  How does it happen?  This is not something people think about.  They write and talk this way automatically.  Why does it seem natural to them?  Can anything be done about it?  Should anything  be done about it?  It bothers me a great deal, but it plainly doesn’t bother most people.

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