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    I would be grateful if you could please answer this question

    What is the better to say and to write as a title for an essay or article?
    My father and I -OR- Me and my father
    please answer my question

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    Quote Originally Posted by lolitta.s View Post
    I would be grateful if you could please answer this question


    What is the better to say and to write as a title for an essay or article?
    My father and I -OR- Me and my father
    please answer my question


    sweet greeting
    My father and I-correct


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    rj, I would argue that either of those phrases would be acceptable titles. And of course, the use of 'i' and 'me' depends on whatever situation the title refers to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shakespeare's brother View Post
    rj, I would argue that either of those phrases would be acceptable titles. And of course, the use of 'i' and 'me' depends on whatever situation the title refers to.
    That's true. "My father and me", as subjects, is more colloquial.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lolitta.s View Post
    I would be grateful if you could please answer this question



    What is the better to say and to write as a title for an essay or article?
    My father and I -OR- Me and my father
    please answer my question


    sweet greeting
    My father and I is the more traditional form, agreed, and so as a title it could suggest the essay/article is about aspects of a traditional father-daughter relationship. Note also, that placing "My father" first could express that the article is more about the father's personaility and role.

    Me and my father, colloquial in form, could suggest either a very close relationship between the daughter and the father or a relationship that is focused on the writer's personality and role.

    You ... could call the essay "Us".


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    I would query termining 'my father and me' colloquial.

    Yes, as a title it could seem a little more informal but the phrase is grammatically solid.

    SB

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shakespeare's brother View Post
    I would query termining 'my father and me' colloquial. SB
    My apologies for asking, but what does 'query termining' mean?


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    Damn this hook of mine!: typo for 'terming'; in fact, what I wanted to say in a plainer English way was: I would bring into question calling...etc

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shakespeare's brother View Post
    Damn this hook of mine!: typo for 'terming'; in fact, what I wanted to say in a plainer English way was: I would bring into question calling...etc
    I see.

    Sounds OK to me, "My father and me".


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    Yes, but the point of my reply was to pick up on the fact that both you and Banderas termed the form 'colloquial', which I don't believe it is.

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