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austere
 
Reply Mon 2 Dec, 2013 11:57 am
Which is correct or are they interchangeable - "My son and I have a team approach," or "My son and me have a team approach?"
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Setanta
 
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Reply Mon 2 Dec, 2013 11:59 am
@austere,
The first sentence is correct. The second sentence is incorrect; however, it is an idiomatic way of saying that which many native speakers would use.
McTag
 
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Reply Mon 2 Dec, 2013 03:45 pm
@Setanta,
Absolutely.

And austere, the way to be sure is to drop the "my son and".
Imagine the sentence with a singular subject: "I have a team approach".
"Me have a team approach" is obviously wrong.
So, "My son and I have a team approach" is the correct one.

The same technique works for objects:

examples. "He gave it to me. He gave it to my son and me."
From this you can see that "He gave it to my son and I" would be wrong.
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TomJones713
 
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Reply Tue 3 Dec, 2013 07:21 am
@Setanta,
Totally agree.
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