"Who is going to the party?" - "My friends and me." / "My friends and I."

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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?

who whom Me or I edited Nov 22 '12 at 00:49 Andrew Winters New member

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'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.

link answered Nov 22 '12 at 02:46 Lewis Neidhardt Grammarly Fellow

Do you honestly think the following would be correct?"Who's going to the party?""I."Also, I'm not sure about this one."Who's in that picture?""My mom and I."And finally , this."The strange man was talking to my friends and me."If you could address all of these, that would be great. Thank you so much.

Andrew WintersNov 22 '12 at 14:28

Sorry, I tried putting the sentences on separate lines, but it just made them bunched together.

Andrew WintersNov 22 '12 at 14:30

You have to hit enter twice to make separate lines.

'I' would be the correct answer. Who's going to the party? 'I [am going to the party].'

Who's in that picture? My mom and I [are in that picture].

The strange man was talking to my friends and me. Correct. Me is in the object of the preposition 'to', and takes the objective case. Here, it is a good to pull out 'my friends and', ending up with 'The strange man was talking to me', which both is and sounds correct.

Lewis NeidhardtNov 22 '12 at 15:46

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