I have learned that #2 is grammatically wrong and never would be used from my teacher, but nowadays, I say 'why not?". I think that meanings of them are the same and the structures are okay to use, aren't they?
1) Five men, including me, love you
2) Including me, five men love you.
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I am not entirely sure what might have been your teacher's concern with sentence #2.
The rules of grammar tell us to use the personal pronoun "I" when it is the subject of a sentence. We are to use "me" when it is the object. "Me" is not in the subject position in either sentence. No problems there.
The other choice is whether to use "myself" in sentence #2. But agian, we are told by the usage experts not to use myself reflexively when me fits.
So I don't think either is wrong. However, sentence #2 does not flow off the tongue as well as sentence #1.
Do you remember why your teach said #2 is wrong?
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