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    Hello,
    I am always confused with this
    Is it
    Congratulations from me and XXX
    OR
    Congratulations from I and XXX
    or
    Congratulations from XXX or I
    or
    Congratulations from XXX and me

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    "from xxxx and me"


    "xxxx and I congratulate you".

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    I've been seeing on the forums that using "I" or "me" at the end is always recommended. Is it about courtesy or was courtesy an element that contributed while the grammer was taking shape? Or, it has nothing to do with courtesy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by euncu View Post
    I've been seeing on the forums that using "I" or "me" at the end is always recommended. Is it about courtesy or was courtesy an element that contributed while the grammer was taking shape? Or, it has nothing to do with courtesy.
    Yes, courtesy by putting the other person first.
    You'll never hear "I and B ..." from a native but you'll often hear "Me and X..." used - correctly when in the objective case.
    Songs:
    "Me and Julio down the by schoolyard"
    "Me and Bobby McGee"
    "Me and my shadow ..." [This one is a bit different].
    ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by euncu View Post
    I've been seeing on the forums that using "I" or "me" at the end is always recommended. Is it about courtesy or was courtesy an element that contributed while the grammer was taking shape? Or, it has nothing to do with courtesy.
    I assume it arose as a sign of courtesy or respect. In any case, it is certainly the conventional thing to do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    you'll often hear "Me and X..." used - correctly when in the objective case.
    Songs:
    "Me and Julio down the by schoolyard"
    "Me and Bobby McGee"
    "Me and my shadow ..." [This one is a bit different].
    ...
    As far as I understand some native-speakers use "me" at the beginning. Is it informal or regarded by some native-speakers as impolite or bad English?

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    Quote Originally Posted by euncu View Post
    As far as I understand some native-speakers use "me" at the beginning. Is it informal or regarded by some native-speakers as impolite or bad English?
    It is informal, also it is often regarded as impolite and as bad English.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    ... regarded as impolite and as bad English.
    Thank you for correcting me tactfully.

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    I wasn't correcting you, what you wrote was fine, I just wrote it in a different way.

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