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    I and third person

    How to use first and third person in a sentence?
    Please tell me which one of these is correct.

    Me and Suri havenít received any mail yet.
    I and Suri havenít received any mail yet.
    Suri and I havenít received any mail yet.

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    Re: I and third person

    I would say 'Suri and I', but I am not a teacher.

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    'How should I' or 'how can I" should be used instead of 'how to' in a question.

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    Re: I and third person

    Here is a helpful way to work it out. If you can't decide whether you should be using "me" or "I" in a sentence, remove the other person from the sentence and see if it still makes sense.

    Me and Suri haven't received any mail.
    Remove Suri from the situation ...
    Me haven't received any mail. (I'm sure you know this sentence is wrong.)

    Suri and I haven't received any mail.
    Remove Suri ...
    I haven't received any mail.

    As far as the word order is concerned, the general way is to put yourself last.

    Jane and I are going shopping.
    Bob and I have a dog.
    Rob, Jennifer, Paul and I like eating pizza.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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