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    My boyfriend and I argue about this all the time. He says in a letter Sue and me. I was taught Sue and I. Which is correct? Thank you.

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    My boyfriend and I argue about this all the time. He says in a letter Sue and me. I was taught Sue and I. Which is correct? Thank you.

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    Both are correct in their proper place. "I" is a nominative pronoun; it is used as the subject of a sentence or clause. "Me" is an objective pronoun; it is used as the direct/indirect object of a verb or as the object of a preposition.

    Sue and I are going to the park. [OK]
    Sue and me are going to the park. [not OK]

    He gave Sue and I the money. [not OK]
    He gave Sue and me the money. [OK]

    The teacher rewarded Sue and I. [not OK]
    The teacher rewarded Sue and me. [OK]

    The marbles were divided between Sue and I. [not OK]
    The marbles were divided between Sue and me. [OK]

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    Some manage to get it completely the other way round, which is weird.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    Some manage to get it completely the other way round, which is weird.
    Indeed. And some use the same pronouns for all uses. :wink:

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork
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    Some manage to get it completely the other way round, which is weird.
    Indeed. And some use the same pronouns for all uses. :wink:
    How do you guys feel about using reflexive pronouns as subjects? I think it's horrible myself, but a lot of people do it. I wonder if it's considered ok in BE.


    John and myself went to the party.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Susie Smith
    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork
    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    Some manage to get it completely the other way round, which is weird.
    Indeed. And some use the same pronouns for all uses. :wink:
    How do you guys feel about using reflexive pronouns as subjects? I think it's horrible myself, but a lot of people do it. I wonder if it's considered ok in BE.


    John and myself went to the party.
    It isn't its being used as a subject that bothers me. Is is using a reflexive pronoun when the antecedent hasn't been mentioned. I agree that it is horrible. :mad:

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