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I believe this is incorrect and my friend believes it is correct........who is right? "Me and Max are okay." How should it be written if it is incorrect? Is there a grammar rule that covers this?
 

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mzvf95 said:
I believe this is incorrect and my friend believes it is correct........who is right? "Me and Max are okay." How should it be written if it is incorrect? Is there a grammar rule that covers this?

Well, people do in fact say, "Me and Max are OK", but it's not grammatical. :(

Grammar Rule
Use "I" as the subject.
Use "me" as the object.

The subject usually sits at the beginning of a sentence:

EX: I like cake. (OK)
EX: Me like cake. (Not OK)

If the subject refers to two or more people, it's considered polite to add yourself last, like this,

EX: Max and I like cake. (OK)
EX: I and Max like cake. (Not OK. "I" is OK, but it comes first)

EX: Max, Pat, Sam, and I like cake. (OK)
EX: Max and me like cake. (Not OK)
EX: Me and Max like cake. (Not OK)

The object usually sits after the verb or after a preposition, like this,

EX: Pat likes me. (OK)
EX: Pat likes I. (Not OK)
EX: Pat gave a CD to me. (OK)
EX: Pat gave a CD to I. (Not OK)

When in doubt, reduce the phrase. That is, take away the other name(s) and leave "me", like this,

EX: Max and me like cake. => Me like cake. (Not OK)
EX: Max and I like cake. => I like cake (OK)

All the best, :D
 
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