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Is it inappropriate to say "I and John went to school" ?
should I say John and I ?
what messages does each one of them imply ?
I know it would sound like a joke if they didn't differ but someone told me this and it has made me very confused . Please answer .
 
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Naming yourself last is considered polite.
 

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Not only that, but "I and John ..." is just weird.
 

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But the ungrammatical, though widely used, 'Me and John went to school' doesn't sound weird at all.

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Is it inappropriate to say "I and John went to school"?
Should I say "John and I"?
What [STRIKE]messages[/STRIKE] message does each one of them imply?
I know it would sound like a joke if they didn't differ but someone told me this and it has made me very confused. Please answer.

Please note the amendments I have made to your post. Remember to follow the rules of written English:

- Start every sentence with a capital letter.
- End every sentence with a single punctuation mark.
- Do not put a space before a comma, full stop, question mark or exclamation mark.
- Always put a space after a comma, full stop, question mark or exclamation mark.
 

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Thank you for correcting me emsr2d2. But Is message uncountable? Can't each one of them have multiple messages?
 

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But the ungrammatical, though widely used, 'Me and John went to school' doesn't sound weird at all.

Rover

If you're going to be ungrammatical, why bother with the politeness? ;-)
 

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Thank you for correcting me emsr2d2. But Is message uncountable? Can't each one of them have multiple messages?

Message can be countable - you can send text messages - but when you're talking about the meaning of something, we tend to use it uncountably.
 
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