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    Which sentence is correct?

    John, Steve and me are going to the concert tonight.

    or

    John, Steve and I are going to the concert tonight.



    Also, is it correct to put a comma before the word "and", EX. below:

    I listen to pop, metal, and rock music.

    or is this correct:

    I listen to pop, metal and rock music.

    Thanks

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    Default Re: grammar help

    John, Steve and me are going to the concert tonight. X
    John, Steve and I are going to the concert tonight.

    I listen to pop, metal, and rock music.
    I listen to pop, metal and rock music.

    You'll hear different opinions on that. I prefer the second

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    Default Re: grammar help

    Quote Originally Posted by BobD View Post
    Which sentence is correct?

    John, Steve and me are going to the concert tonight.

    or

    John, Steve and I are going to the concert tonight.



    Also, is it correct to put a comma before the word "and", EX. below:

    I listen to pop, metal, and rock music.

    or is this correct:

    I listen to pop, metal and rock music.

    Thanks
    I agree with 5jj on both counts. I prefer the second sentence regarding the music.

    With your first question, there is a trick to help you work out whether to use "me" or "I". Here's what you do - remove the other people (apart from yourself) from the sentence and see what you are left with. If it's grammatically correct, then you had the right choice.

    Suggested sentence: John, Steve and me are going to the concert tonight.
    Now remove John and Steve.
    What's left?: Me [verb] going to the concert tonight.
    I'm sure you know that's wrong.

    Suggested sentence: John, Steve and I are going to the concert tonight.
    Now remove John and Steve.
    What's left?: I [verb] going to the concert tonight.
    As you can see, that's fine. It would become: I am going to the concert tonight.

    Therefore, "John, Steve and I are going ..." is correct.

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