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Unread 1 Nov 2008, 23:54   #1
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english debate

Ok, after drawing a blank in an argument elsewhere, in a debate involving grammar... there doesn't seem to be a general concensus leaning one way or t'other.

There's a pic, on facebook, with the caption "Laura and I". The first comment on said picture is "That should be "Laura and me" by the way :P" - to which I reply "Only in that it shouldn't".

While I realise the pitfalls of arguing over grammar on the internet, I was wondering if the enlightened spirits of Planetarion GD could shed some light as to whether it should be "Laura and I" or "Laura and me"...
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Re: english debate

there is no one answer.

both "laura and I" and "laura and me" are correct depending on the circumstances

EDIT- if you just refer to the correct grammar for a captioning a photgraph then it is "laura & me" or "me & laura"
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Re: english debate

"I" is a subject pronoun and refers to a person performing an action.

"Me" is an object pronoun and refers to the subject of an action.

Two quick examples of the difference would be:
Kenny and I walked to the shop.
Yahwe told Kenny and me to walk to the shop.
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Re: english debate

To determine when you should use "me" and when you should use "I" imagine the sentence without the other person in it and use what would be used there.

For example, you would say:
"This is a picture of me."
Therefore you say:
"This is a picture of Laura and me."

similarly:
"I walked to the shop."
and:
"Kenny and I walked to the shop."

It should (hopefully) be obvious what is the correct term to use in the first sentence of each example.
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Re: english debate

So what about Myself and Laura ?
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Re: english debate

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So what about Myself and Laura ?
what about you and laura?
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