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    I & ME

    Hi!

    Which one is the correct sentence

    A) I and Simon are going for lunch

    or

    Me and Simon are going for luch


    B) You and I are going for fishing

    or

    You and me are going for fishing


    Also explain where do we use what? its confusing.

    Thanks in advance.

    Bye


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    Re: I & ME

    Quote Originally Posted by nekbyte View Post
    Hi!

    Which one is the correct sentence

    A) I and Simon are going for lunch

    or

    Me and Simon are going for luch


    B) You and I are going for fishing

    or

    You and me are going for fishing


    Also explain where do we use what? its confusing.

    Thanks in advance.

    Bye
    (Not a teacher)

    A) 'I and Simon are going for lunch' is correct. Although, generally, we put others before ourselves so 'Simon and I...' would be 'better'.
    B) 'You and I are going for fishing.'

    If you know about the terms 'subject' and 'object' in grammar, then 'I' is used for a subject - who is doing the verb; 'me' is used for the object - who is the verb being done to.

    If you don't know about that, it might be useful to replace 'I' or 'me' with another similar pronoun. 'I' is similar to 'she', and 'me' is similar to 'her'. So, try using 'she' or 'her' in your sentence and it should be clear for you.

    'You and she are going for lunch' vs. 'You and her are going for lunch'
    'You and she are going fishing' vs. 'You and her are going fishing'.

    So, if 'she' fits, then it is 'I'. If 'her' fits, then it is 'me'.

    I also noticed that you are a native speaker. In that case remove the other person/people from the sentence as bhaisahab showed below. 'Me is going for lunch' should sound childlike to a native speaker (children use 'me' before they understand the concept of 'I').
    Last edited by Linguist__; 28-Jan-2010 at 09:36. Reason: Added bits in red. Said 'fights' instead of 'fits' :)

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    Re: I & ME

    Quote Originally Posted by nekbyte View Post
    Hi!

    Which one is the correct sentence

    A) I and Simon are going for lunch

    or

    Me and Simon are going for luch


    B) You and I are going for fishing

    or

    You and me are going for fishing


    Also explain where do we use what? its confusing.

    Thanks in advance.

    Bye
    A) "Simon and I are going for lunch" "Simon is going for lunch" + "I am going for lunch" = "Simon and I are going for lunch".
    B) "You and I are going fishing".

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