In the last example, the pronoun me, together with the proper noun John, forms the of the verb follow, so you need to use me rather than I. Think about what happens when the other person is left out of the sentence. Mom opened the door for Nana and me. Usually, these subject pronouns sound right to most of us. The proper word to use in those examples is clear when you apply the usage rules above. That is just my opinion.
But this trend appears to do neither. Good grammar and writing are not easy to master. The first one is for casual spoken English. Tuscan buildings with tile roofs out the window and a glass of Prosecco in our hands, makes Jane and I smile. Could you please help me? My personal hunch is that this trend stems from laziness and a decreasing ability among large segments of the population to think and speak with clarity and accuracy. When asked a question why do we always reply with object pronouns rather than subject pronouns. In the public schools in the state I live in, dissecting sentences is not taught.
That is half the goal, and our colleges and universities do not know what to do with these kids. Because it has attracted low-quality or spam answers that had to be removed, posting an answer now requires 10 on this site the. But many people do immediately realize that that is wrong, but when the subject is made more complex, they get confused. I corrected my daughter recently, only to be corrected myself by a friend of mine and I wonder where the truth lies, really. I is the subject of am studying. Mother and I love ice cream.
They follow to be verbs such as is, are, was, were, am, and will be. No one wanted help from Ted and I. Sherry went home with me. A recent episode of the Autobiography of Jane Eyre which is a fantastic webseries that has nothing to do with linguistics but you should anyway provides an excellent example of the difficulties people have with you and I versus you and me. Questions are raised, however, when the -self forms are used instead of the personal pronouns I, me, etc. The last one is good in all situations. Thank you I generally follow these rules very closely.
Also, should pronouns be both subjective or both objective? The dog followed John and me to the door. Part two is, why does anyone ever say me and Mary or me and you in subject position in the first place? Think about what happens if the other people are left out of the sentence. Think about what happens if the other person is left out of the sentence. Help Gary and me paint this. Compare the sentences with 'I' or 'me' and then go back to the shortened sentence. Why is this usage acceptable or is it? Both of my parents were not well educated, having come from the hills of Kentucky father born 1924, and mother born 1933.
Most native speakers rarely make case errors with these pronouns, except when they are paired with other nouns as part of a compound subject or object. But if I ever say such a thing I get nailed with all sorts of criticism. Mike and I worked for hours. This is an example of , which is also responsible for things like the scattershot use of whenever someone wants to sound more fancy. There is ample precedent, going as far back as Chaucer and running through the whole range of British and American literature and other serious formal writing, for all these uses. It hurts my ears to hear the language butchered like this. The next rule does sound right to most of us.
Clare and I are going for a. Myself Use myself to refer back to the subject of the sentence it is a reflexive pronoun. He and I are going to town but it was a toss between him and me who would drive. Poor grammar is rampant in the media and you even see it in the books with which we teach our children to read. The most confusing mistake in English grammar -- Using I or me? In fact, they're actually both correct usage in modern times.
The object pronoun is used to refer to the one who has the thing done to him. I read somewhere that the phrase originates from a person saying that the other person thought of them. Many English scholars tolerate this distinction between formal and casual English. Help Gary and I paint this. The word myself does not refer back to another word. Imagine that the other person or people are not included in the sentence.