Me and my wife [...] been here 5- 6 years ago

suprunp

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[...] and me and my wife [had/have] actually been here 5-6 years ago.
(Our Weekend Getaway; YouTube)

Would you be so kind as to tell me whether he said '
had' or 'have'?

Thanks.
 

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I can't watch the video at the moment but if it really says "... and me and my wife ...", then it's wrong. It should be "... and my wife and I ...".
 

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An American is speaking. He uses the extremely common Me and my wife where "me" is a subject pronoun. Learners should not do this, but they'll hear it very often.
 

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I'm aware that it's common but I wanted to make sure that the OP knew not to use it in a formal or exam setting.
 

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