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    dreamwarrior is offline Newbie
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    Wink Me or I?

    Which one is correct and why?

    We (John and me) have verified the system specifications.

    We (John and I) have verified the system specifications.

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    Re: Me or I?

    Quote Originally Posted by dreamwarrior View Post
    Which one is correct and why?

    We (John and me) have verified the system specifications.

    We (John and I) have verified the system specifications.
    Sentence 2 is correct.

    The trick with these sentences is to remove the "other" person from the equation and see what you are left with.

    John and me have verified the specifications. Now take John away. What you are left with is "Me have verified the specifications". I'm sure you know that's not correct.

    John and I have verified the specifications. Now take John away. What you are left with is "I have verified the specifications". Perfect sentence.

    This trick, which I was taught when I was about 4 years old, works!!!

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    Re: Me or I?

    Quote Originally Posted by dreamwarrior View Post
    Which one is correct and why?

    We (John and me) have verified the system specifications.

    We (John and I) have verified the system specifications.
    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****

    Good morning, Dreamwarrior.

    (1) The rule says that your second sentence is "correct."

    We, John and I, have... .

    (a) "John and I" refers to "We."

    (i) As you know "We" is the subject form of the pronoun, so you need to

    match "I" with "We."

    (2) Compare with:

    Mona likes us, John and me. ("me" matches "us")

    Have a nice day!

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    Re: Me or I?

    Thanks very much.

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    Re: Me or I?

    These rules are applied - more or less patchily - by most educated users, especially in writing; students should always apply them in exams. But don't be surprised when they're broken, as they are quite commonly.

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