Using 'I' & 'me'
What is the compound subject?
A compound subject is made up of two or more subjects joined by a conjunction.
A compound subject is joined by ‘and’ or ‘or’ and a series of a comma.
Whenever more than one subject is involved it is important to maintain a subject-verb agreement.
A compound subject whose subjects are joined by ‘and’ usually requires a plural verb. They function as a single unithatch take singular verbs. Also, compound subjects preceded by each, every, or many take singular verbs.
Sometimes it is confusing which form to use when there are two subjects or objects linked.
- Jane and me/I(?)joined the dance class.
- Kia took Jay and me/ (?) to the shop.
In a sentence, a,) jane and me/I are the subjects of the verb joined. Therefore, the subject pronoun, I, is considered as correct. Sometimes it is acceptable in spoken English to use Jane and me.
Although object pronouns like me, him, and she are acceptable in compound subjects in casual usage, informal the distinction between I and me is maintained.
Use you and I or they and I, not you and me or them and me as the subject in a sentence.
- My brother and me sang the song together.
- My brother and I sang the song together.