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

please help me with the correct grammar


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.


James and me are going to the beach.

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

27 Apr 2010      


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...


27 Apr 2010     

United States

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

27 Apr 2010     


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

27 Apr 2010     


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

27 Apr 2010     

United States

James and I.  There is no doubt.

27 Apr 2010     

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