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    Me and my wife [...] been here 5- 6 years ago

    [...] and me and my wife [had/have] actually been here 5-6 years ago.
    (Our Weekend Getaway; YouTube)

    Would you be so kind as to tell me whether he said '
    had' or 'have'?

    Thanks.

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    Re: Me and my wife [...] been here 5- 6 years ago

    Had.
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    Re: Me and my wife [...] been here 5- 6 years ago

    I can't watch the video at the moment but if it really says "... and me and my wife ...", then it's wrong. It should be "... and my wife and I ...".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Me and my wife [...] been here 5- 6 years ago

    An American is speaking. He uses the extremely common Me and my wife where "me" is a subject pronoun. Learners should not do this, but they'll hear it very often.
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    Re: Me and my wife [...] been here 5- 6 years ago

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    An American is speaking. He uses the extremely common Me and my wife where "me" is a subject pronoun.
    It's common in other varieties too including BrE.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hraWUMzNvvw

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    Re: Me and my wife [...] been here 5- 6 years ago

    I'm aware that it's common but I wanted to make sure that the OP knew not to use it in a formal or exam setting.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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