I and my wife or My wife and I


I notice that it sounds wrong to put "I" first when there are two subject. Why? Is there a grammar rule that prevents it? Do we put "I" second to be polite? Is there another reason? I can't imagine there is a eule for this...

grammar asked May 01 '14 at 13:51 Niki Thompson New member

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The first person pronoun is always placed last in a compound object or subject.  I don't know of a hard and fast rule, but all style manuals agree on this.


She and I went to the prom.

He gave the money to John and me.

link comment answered May 02 '14 at 19:06 Lewis Neidhardt Grammarly Fellow

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