Poll: The prince invited my wife and I to dinner that night.

The prince invited my wife and I to dinner that night.

Correct
Acceptable
Incorrect
Hypercorrection

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  • Added: November 2006

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Comments:

fatma

invited me

RonBee

"Incorrect" and "hypercorrection" seem to me to amount to the same thing.

~R

JSmiley

I was always taught to say (someone) and I for politeness (or so I thought, so it shoud be correct.

Dave

Should read as "The prince invited my wife and me to dinner that night." Remove the wife to see why..."The prince invited I to dinner" is incorrect.

phb

In fact, it's incorrect, because "I" is the object of the sentence. However, this one is correct : "My wife and I were invited..."

miranda

how do people actually get this wrong? simply subtract the first object and "invited I" is obviously wrong. has an exception to the rule been taught re this? (i.e. what Jsmiley said)

tom3m

Yes, it is incorrect. In fact, this kind of mistake (not only this) is referred to as hypercorrection.

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