whats wrong with this sentence ?

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is my grammar bad ?

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My sister and I have the homogenous month but we are four days apart, so we have one party to celebrate our birthdays.
asked Oct 05 '12 at 03:28 lidia espinoza New member

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The fact that your birthdays are in the same month seems redundant – the reason you share a party is their proximity to each other.

 

My sister and I have birthdays four days apart, so we have a single party to celebrate.

link comment answered Oct 05 '12 at 06:10 Peter Guess Expert
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Yes to your answer,  though I confess to being a bit more extravagant with words. I wonder, though, about the use of, 'My sister and I.'  I've been told the word 'I' has been replaced by 'Me.' Any comments please. It seems grammar is changing!   

link answered Oct 05 '12 at 10:30 Annette Chacos New member

Yes, grammar is always evolving, but for now the rule for I and me (with its many exceptions) remains. It is, however, frequently ignored. In this sentence, I is correctly used because it is in the subject position of the sentence.

Jeff PribylOct 05 '12 at 12:46

Agreed.

Peter GuessOct 05 '12 at 14:07

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