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    You and I vs. You and me

    Do you start off a sentence and end a sentence with, “Lisa and I went over to Jim’s house last night”. Jim was hanging out with Lisa and I or Lisa and me.

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    Re: You and I vs. You and me

    Jim was hanging out with Lisa and me.

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    Re: You and I vs. You and me

    Quote Originally Posted by MsNyree View Post
    Do you start off a sentence and end a sentence with, “Lisa and I went over to Jim’s house last night”. Jim was hanging out with Lisa and I or Lisa and me.
    Lisa and I went over to Jim's house last night. ("I" is part of the subject.)
    Jim was hanging out with Lisa and me. (The object form is used after prepositions like with, for and to.)

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    Re: You and I vs. You and me

    [CAUTION: I am not a teacher:take the advice and or corrections offered in this post at your own risk.
    If you doubt the information, please get a qualified opinion from one of the teachers on these forums.]

    Also, you can make sure you never make a mistake with this again, simply remove the second person in your mind and it becomes painfully obvious. (I suggest you always break down sentences to see if they make sense in order to double check your grammar)

    My mother and me went to the store.(x)
    ----->Me went to the store.(x)

    You gave it to my mother and I.(x)
    ----->You gave it to I.(x)

    Note as well a point that learners sometimes miss as well:

    A:Who would like to go first?
    B:Let me.

    The second is an imperative sentence, the actual subject is "you understood" and not the speaker, so you should not say:

    I go first.(x)
    or
    Let I.(x)

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    Re: You and I vs. You and me

    Quote Originally Posted by weiming View Post
    [CAUTION: I am not a teacher:take the advice and or corrections offered in this post at your own risk.
    If you doubt the information, please get a qualified opinion from one of the teachers on these forums.]

    Also, you can make sure you never make a mistake with this again, simply remove the second person in your mind and it becomes painfully obvious. (I suggest you always break down sentences to see if they make sense in order to double check your grammar)

    My mother and me went to the store.(x)
    ----->Me went to the store.(x)

    You gave it to my mother and I.(x)
    ----->You gave it to I.(x)

    Note as well a point that learners sometimes miss as well:

    A:Who would like to go first?
    B:Let me.

    The second is an imperative sentence, the actual subject is "you understood" and not the speaker, so you should not say:

    I go first.(x)
    or
    Let I.(x)

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