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Pronoun

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.

Examples:

Boy

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.

Examples:

Boy

Common errors:

Sometimes it is confusing which form to use when there are two subjects or objects linked.

Examples:

  1. Jane and me/I(?)joined the dance class.
  2. 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.

Exceptions:

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.

Examples:

  1. My brother and me sang the song together.
  2. My brother and I sang the song together.
Boy
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