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    Took sides

    1. My mother never took sides when my brother and I argued.

    2. My mother never took sides on either my brother or I when we argued.

    Are the above sentences correct?

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    #2

    Re: Took sides

    Quote Originally Posted by Ju View Post
    1. My mother never took sides when my brother and I argued.

    2. My mother never took sides on either my brother or me when we argued.

    Are the above sentences correct?
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    Last edited by Rover_KE; 24-Jun-2019 at 08:36. Reason: making a correction in the quote
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    Re: Took sides

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
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    I got confused when should I use "I" and "me". Can you help?

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    Re: Took sides

    That sentence is wrong anyway. Don't let that confuse you. Use "I" as a subject pronoun, and use "me" as an object pronoun.

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    Re: Took sides

    After a preposition, such as 'on', you have to use an object pronoun — him/her/me/them/us — even when other words intervene.

    My mother never put any pressure on [either my brother or] me to go to university.

    If in doubt, take the other person away and ask yourself if you would say 'My mother never put any pressure on I to go to university'.

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    #6

    Re: Took sides

    In sentence 2, use with instead of on.

    to take sides with somebody

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