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    Can I put "since" in the middle of a sentence? Does it sound awkward?

    "My dad used to teach computer sciences at ABC.It was weird for me and Mario since he was trying to teach a 5 month-old Joe how to play computer games."

    Would you say "me and Mario" or "Mario and me"?

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    Default Re: since in the middle

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    Can I put "since" in the middle of a sentence? Does it sound awkward?

    "My dad used to teach computer sciences at ABC.It was weird for me and Mario since he was trying to teach a 5 month-old Joe how to play computer games."

    Would you say "me and Mario" or "Mario and me"?
    "Since" is fine. It's considered more polite to put the other person first (Mario and me) but "me and Mario" is OK.
    Last edited by bhaisahab; 24-Feb-2011 at 10:05. Reason: punctuation

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    Your sentences sound fine to me. Some will tell you to put me after Mario, but conversationally 'me and Mario' is what you will hear all the time.

    Rover

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Your sentences sound fine to me. Some will tell you to put me after Mario, but conversationally 'me and Mario' is what you will hear all the time.

    Rover
    Would it be OK if I used "it seemed weird to Mario and me"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    Would it be OK if I used "it seemed weird to Mario and me"?
    Yes. I prefer "it seemed weird to" to your original.

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