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    Question what is the grammar error?

    "me and my baby sister"

    I know that the correct form is "my baby sister and I", but what is the syntax rule called that is being violated in this example?

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    #2

    Re: what is the grammar error?

    Whether it is wrong or not depends on the context.

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    Re: what is the grammar error?

    Welcome to the forum, SMD07.

    We need you to write a full sentence containing the said phrase.

    Please note that a better title would have been Me and my baby sister.

    Extract from the Posting Guidelines:

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

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    Re: what is the grammar error?

    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****


    Hello, SMD:

    As the teacher has told us, it depends on the whole sentence.

    1. "Me and my sister love Disneyland."

    a. Let's delete (remove) "my sister."

    i. We get "Me love Disneyland."

    Would you ever speak like that?

    Of course, not.

    If you are looking for a rule, it is something like this: the subject of a verb (such as "love") is in the subjective case. ("I" is the subjective case.)

    Therefore, speakers of standard English would say "My sister and I love Disneyland."

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    2. "Grandmother loves me and my sister."

    a. Let's again delete "my sister."

    i. We get "Grandmother loves me."

    Does that sound correct?

    I think that it does.

    Thus, sentence #2 is correct.

    If you want a rule, it is something like this: the object of a verb (such as "love") is in the objective case. ("Me" is the objective case.)

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    "We love television." ("We" is the subjective case because it is the subject of the verb.)
    "Television advertisers love us." ("Us" is the objective case because it is the object of the verb.)

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    Re: what is the grammar error?

    And then there is the etiquette rule that you name yourself last. Grammar doesn't care which order the words are in.

    Mother left the house to my sister and me.

    My sister and I went on a vacation together.

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