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    you and your friends

    hello, here I am again.
    Please can you tell me which is the correct sentence, " you and your friends or your friends and you?"
    thank you

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    Smile Re: you and your friends

    Quote Originally Posted by cenerentola View Post
    hello, here I am again.
    Please can you tell me which is the correct sentence, " you and your friends or your friends and you?"
    thank you
    Both are correct, but try to put yourself at the end of such a compound subject as well as other pronouns when referring to more people being together with you or someone else:

    I and my friends (ok)
    My friends and I (better)

    You and your friends (ok)
    Your friends and you (better)

    He and his friends (ok)
    His friends and he (better)

    and so on.

    It's a way of showing respect to the other part of the group of people, and it is regarded as being more polite then.


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    Re: you and your friends

    As a German saying puts it: Only a donkey names himself first!

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    Smile Re: you and your friends

    Quote Originally Posted by Snowcake View Post
    As a German saying puts it: Only a donkey names himself first!
    If only I had known of that saying before, I would just have used it to illustrate my point. Sounds great to me!

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