I'd like to ask you about the priority in writing subjects when they come as more than 2 with conjunction.
As a subject part, Which is correct
1 Jean and you or You and Jean?
2 She and they or they and she?
3 He and you or you and he?
None of the above seems familiar,
but please help me with this.
One priority I remember is third, second and first personal pronoun comes along, but I'm just not sure that now. And it's still confusing when they come as a mixture of pronoun and proper noun.
Could you give me any grammatical tips beyond your native intuition?
As a native speaker and not a teacher, the only rule I am aware of is that if there is a reference to yourself, you mention yourself last.
That is, you would say "He and I went to the store." Or "they gave a free ice cream cone to you and me."
No other rules that I know of. I'd probably say "You and Bob" instead of "Bob and you," but that's more just based on the way it sounds to me, and which way is easier to say.
I was just going to say exactly what Dave just said (20 hours earlier, actually).
Last edited by Rover_KE; 10-Aug-2010 at 22:42. Reason: Just noticed the elapsed time.