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    Default Proper use of "me and I"

    What is the proper use of "me" and "I"
    i.e. Is it correct to say "Mary and I went shopping"
    or "Me and Mary went shopping"
    or "Mary and me went shopping"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glakit
    What is the proper use of "me" and "I"
    i.e. Is it correct to say "Mary and I went shopping"
    or "Me and Mary went shopping"
    or "Mary and me went shopping"
    Hello Glakit ,

    This is a very common question and one that even native speakers confuse!
    1. Mary and I went shopping is correct because "Mary and I" is the compound subject. You are doing the action.
    2. "Me and Mary" or "Mary and me" are a compound object. You and Mary in this case would be receiving the action: John threw the ball to Mary and me.
    3. Mom bought Mary and me some ice cream.

    Does this clear it up for you?

    Smiles,
    Sweet Momma Sue

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