My boyfriend and I argue about this all the time. He says in a letter Sue and me. I was taught Sue and I. Which is correct? Thank you.
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Both are correct in their proper place. "I" is a nominative pronoun; it is used as the subject of a sentence or clause. "Me" is an objective pronoun; it is used as the direct/indirect object of a verb or as the object of a preposition.
Originally Posted by Sue
Sue and I are going to the park. [OK]
Sue and me are going to the park. [not OK]
He gave Sue and I the money. [not OK]
He gave Sue and me the money. [OK]
The teacher rewarded Sue and I. [not OK]
The teacher rewarded Sue and me. [OK]
The marbles were divided between Sue and I. [not OK]
The marbles were divided between Sue and me. [OK]
Some manage to get it completely the other way round, which is weird.
Indeed. And some use the same pronouns for all uses. :wink:
Originally Posted by tdol
How do you guys feel about using reflexive pronouns as subjects? I think it's horrible myself, but a lot of people do it. I wonder if it's considered ok in BE.
Originally Posted by MikeNewYork
John and myself went to the party.
It isn't its being used as a subject that bothers me. Is is using a reflexive pronoun when the antecedent hasn't been mentioned. I agree that it is horrible. :mad:
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