"Who is going to the party?" - "My friends and me." / "My friends and I."
Which would be the right answer? I'm guessing the first one, because if you took out "my friends (and)," it would just be "I." That sounds awkward. The supposed person in the example sentence is asking who's going to the party. The people going to party are my friends and me. "My friends and I are going to the party" would be correct, but that's not what I'm trying to say. I'm not mentioning the actions of my friends and me. I'm mentioning the subjects who are going to the party, and that's my friends and me. Right?
'My friends and I' is correct. Taking out the conjunction is the easiest way to test, but your analysis is a little off.
Here's the east sequence.
Who's going to the party?
My friends and I are going to the party.
Next, 'The people going to party are my friends and me.' This should be I as well.
The people going to party are my friends and I.
Subject - people
Verb - are
Predicate nominative = friends and I.
The verb 'to be' is an intransitive linking verb. Think of it as an equal sign in math. Subject = nominative, so it will use the nominative case pronoun.
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