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    What is correct usage?

    Which is correct "Congratulations to all graduates of Nackawic High School; the alma mater of both me and Judy." or would it be "Congratulations to all graduates of Nackawic High School; the alma mater of both Judy and I." or is it "Congratulations to all graduates of Nackawic High School; the alma mater of both mine and Judy's". Or maybe all three are wrong ..... What are your suggestions?

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    Re: What is correct usage?

    Welcome to the forums.

    "Congratulations to all graduates of Nackawic High School, the alma mater of both Judy and me."

    You need a comma, colon or a dash (—) instead of the semicolon.

    Put the other person before yourself, and remind yourself that you wouldn't say 'the alma mater of I'.

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    Please note that a better title would have been 'both me and Judy'.

    Extract from the Posting Guidelines:

    'Thread titles should include all or part of the word/phrase being discussed.'

    Rover
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 21-Jun-2013 at 18:31.

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