Results 1 to 5 of 5
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Malayalam
      • Home Country:
      • India
      • Current Location:
      • India

    • Join Date: Aug 2009
    • Posts: 17
    #1

    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.

  1. emsr2d2's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • UK

    • Join Date: Jul 2009
    • Posts: 41,893
    #2

    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!!!

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Dec 2009
    • Posts: 6,332
    #3

    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!

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Malayalam
      • Home Country:
      • India
      • Current Location:
      • India

    • Join Date: Aug 2009
    • Posts: 17
    #4

    Re: Me or I?

    Thanks very much.

  2. BobK's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • UK

    • Join Date: Jul 2006
    • Posts: 16,038
    #5

    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.

    b

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •