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    Sentence:Vinod and I are good friends.

    I know Vinod and I is correct usage,but why donot we use Vinod and me are good friends.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    Sentence:Vinod and I are good friends.

    I know Vinod and I is correct usage,but why donot we use Vinod and me are good friends.
    This issue has been dealt with many times on this forum.

    The subject in your sentence is Vinod and I:
    Vinod and I (two people) are good friends.

    Now, split the subject into two persons:
    Vinod is a good friend (of mine).
    I am a good friend (of Vinod's).

    As you can see everything's fine as far as subject-verb agreement is concerned (Vinod + is, I + am).

    Now, let's take the subject consisting of Vinod and me:
    Vinod and me (two people) are good friends.

    It really sounds and looks good, BUT look at this now:
    we split the subject into two persons once again, and we get:
    Vinod is a good friend (of mine).
    Me am a good friend (of Vinod's).

    As you can see, this time we have subject-verb disagreement, with Me + am. There's nothing like Me + am, I'm afraid.
    That's the way it is!

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    Cool Re: I and Me

    Oh, there's another side to the matter.

    Let me take Vinod and me not as the subject, but as the object of a verb:

    Harry likes Vinod and me.

    This means that:
    Harry likes Vinod. as well as Harry likes me.

    If we took Vinod and I instead, we would get it ungrammatical:

    (after splitting the object into two persons)
    Harry likes Vinod.
    Harry likes I.


    As you may have got to know by now, I is never used as an object, and me as a subject.


    I hope I've been of some help to you.
    Last edited by engee30; 24-Jun-2007 at 19:43.

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    Re: I and Me

    Quote Originally Posted by engee30 View Post
    As you may have got to know by now, I is never used as an object, and me as a subject.

    Not by careful speakers.

    Also, while you may not be a teacher (in "real life"), you got that one right.


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    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee View Post
    Not by careful speakers.
    Oh yes, thanks for pointing that out, RonBee.

    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee View Post
    Also, while you may not be a teacher (in "real life"), you got that one right.
    Well, I used to teach English to some young people back in Poland a few years ago. To be honest, I have never been a teacher by profession, it's the people I taught that called me a 'private teacher of English'.
    Anyway, thanks for your approval.

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    Re: I and Me

    You're welcome, engee30.

    (Teaching is the only job I have ever loved, but I have never gotten paid for it.)

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