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03-23-2004, 03:21 PM
What is the rule in using:
Sanchez and I
Me and Sanchez
Sanchez and me
or any other variation of that?
Gracias in advance :)
03-23-2004, 03:27 PM
Depends on the sentence, if your compound is the subject or object.
The easiest rule of thumb is to listen to how the sentence sounds without the compound.
"Sanchez and I went down to the corner to check out the Betties."
(Remove "Sanchez" and read the sentence-- then remove "I" and read the sentence.)
"None of the Betties we tried to scam would even look at Sanchez and me."
(Do the same thing here.)
Beat me by a second...A simple way to tell is to drop one of the nouns and see how it sounds to you. You wouldn't say "Me went to the store" so it would be "Sanchez and I went to the store" for ezample.
03-23-2004, 03:44 PM
...and for anyone who wants a really good, hilarious book on grammar, check out The Transitive Vampire by Karen Elizabeth Gordon. (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00005WZXO/qid=1080075783/sr=8-8/ref=sr_8_xs_ap_i8_xgl14/104-6775866-4009507?v=glance&s=books&n=507846) If only our grammar books were like this in school.
03-23-2004, 04:35 PM
Also, never include yourself in a group without putting yourself as the last in the group. i.e. No "me and Sanchez"
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