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    Wink Subject or Object?

    Hi everyone.
    In order to answer the question: "How many people do you have in your family?" what should I answer?
    "There are three people in my family, my father, my mother, and I." Or "There are three people in my family, my father, my mother, and me." Or are there any other ways better?
    And if there are any mistakes (grammar, punctuation, capitalization, etc.) in my thread, please let me know.
    Thank you very much.
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    Re: Subject or Object?

    "There are three people in my family, my father, my mother, and I." This is correct, but many people would use 'me'.

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    Re: Subject or Object?

    Quote Originally Posted by khanhhung2512 View Post
    Hi everyone.

    And if there are any mistakes (grammar, punctuation, capitalization, etc.) in my thread, please let me know.
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    CAUTION: NOT A TEACHER


    (1) I really believe that most American teachers would suggest using a colon or dash after

    "family":

    There are three people/persons in my family: my father, my mother, and I. / There are three persons in my family --- my father, my mother, and I.

    (2) As I understand it, very strict teachers require "I" because it is in apposition with

    "persons." That is:

    Three persons (my father, my mother, and I) are in my family. (When we analyze a

    sentence, we forget "there.")

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