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ESL forum > Grammar and Linguistics > please help me with the correct grammar    

please help me with the correct grammar



AnnyJ
Taiwan

please help me with the correct grammar
 
Hi everybody,

I need your help. I īve been taught that you never say;

Me and James are going to the beach.

but 

James and me are going to the beach.

Can someone explain to me which one is correct and why?  PLEASE!


27 Apr 2010      



ELOJOLIE274
France

sorry,
according to what i was taught - and i rechecked in my grammar book to be sure - you have to say:

James and I
are going to the beach.
or Do you want to come with James and me to the beach?

James and I = WE
James and me = US so it can īt be the subject of the verb...

and I think you don īt put ME or I in front of James because it īs impolite... in French that īs what we say, I never asked a native speaker, but I guess it īs the same...

Elodie

27 Apr 2010     



yanogator
United States

Yes, Elodie, it īs the same. Your explanation is excellent.
 
Bruce

27 Apr 2010     



AnnyJ
Taiwan

Thanks for your help.  It is so nice to get answers so quickly. 

27 Apr 2010     



Vernica
Belgium

What about the rule that sais afeter conjunctions always object direct pronoums. Would it fit?

27 Apr 2010     



libertybelle
United States

James and I.  There is no doubt.

27 Apr 2010     



sonicliz
United States

"James and I" should be in the subject position. However it īs correct to say "me and James" in the object position. (at least that īs what I would say - but maybe I īm impolite!) ;)

29 Apr 2010