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My wife and I or my wife and me?

Discussion in 'English Only' started by masterfile, Nov 19, 2010.

  1. masterfile New Member

    English
    What is the correct way to say/write: My wife and I or my wife and me?

    I know me and my wife is incorrect, but what about my wife and me?
     
  2. timpeac

    timpeac Senior Member

    England
    English (England)
    You need to give full context to be sure of a correct answer. However - there's a fairly easy rule of thumb here. If you would normally say "I" then use "my wife and I" and if you would normally say "me" it's "my wife and me".

    So -

    I went to the shops > my wife and I went to the shops.
    Who did he see? Me! > Who did he see? My wife and me!
    He told me > He told my wife and me.

    etc.
     
  3. grubble

    grubble Senior Member

    South of England, UK
    British English
    For me the answer is simple and straightforward.

    "The man shouted at me" :tick: --- "The man shouted at my wife and me" :tick:
    "The man shouted at I" :cross:---- "The man shouted at my wife and I" :cross:


    "I shouted at the man" :tick:--- "My wife and I shouted at the man" :tick:
    "Me shouted at the man" :cross:--- "My wife and me shouted at the man" :cross:

    If you can remove "my wife and" and it still makes sense then you have the grammar riight.
     
  4. grubble

    grubble Senior Member

    South of England, UK
    British English
    Note: I see that timepac and I have given very similar explanations. If you need more help from timepac and me please ask. ;)
     
  5. masterfile New Member

    English
    Thank you, from, me and the wife. ;)
     

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