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"Me and Nicholas" or "Nicholas and I"

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TeamEdward Wed 19-Aug-09 21:19:22

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thisisyesterday Wed 19-Aug-09 21:20:06

depends what you're saying.
give us a sentence

dailymailIsPerfectAsaPoopScoop Wed 19-Aug-09 21:20:38

nicholas and i

mollymawk Wed 19-Aug-09 21:22:15

Depends. Take Nicholas out of it. If it would be "I" than it's "N and I". If it would be "me" then it's "N and me".

greensnail Wed 19-Aug-09 21:22:21

Depends what you're saying - what's the sentence?

castille Wed 19-Aug-09 21:22:59

Ah one of my pet hates

If you'd say I (if it is just you rather than You and Nicholas) then it's Nicholas and I

eg Nicholas and I went to the cinema
BECAUSE I went to the cinema

BUT

Mum took Nicholas and me to the cinema
BECAUSE Mum took me to the cinema

NotEvenTheTrees Wed 19-Aug-09 21:23:19

What's the rest of the sentence?

It has to agree so for example 'Nicholas and I went to the park' is correct. 'He asked Nicholas and me to dinner' also correct.

TeamEdward Wed 19-Aug-09 21:24:49

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midnightexpress Wed 19-Aug-09 21:24:59

It depends if 'Nicholas and X' are the subject of the clause or the object. So, if they are the subject, use 'I':

'Nicholas and I went crocodile-hunting this morning'

if they are the object, use 'me':

A crocodile is chasing Nicholas and me.

midnightexpress Wed 19-Aug-09 21:25:44

So 2.

Ponders Wed 19-Aug-09 21:25:55

2

Ponders Wed 19-Aug-09 21:27:15

as mollymawk said, remove the name from the phrase & see whether I or me sounds correct without it.

eg Dame Edna used to say "excuse I" (knowing it was wrong!)

paisleyleaf Wed 19-Aug-09 21:28:55

I sometimes find the "I" sounds too formal,
even though it is obviously right and one of the first grammar rules I can remember learning at school.
"oh yes, Nicholas and I would like to come too"
"Nicholas and I will have a coffee"

slayerette Wed 19-Aug-09 21:32:22

Nicholas is a busy man!

mollymawk Wed 19-Aug-09 21:43:02

can I come too?

TeamEdward Wed 19-Aug-09 21:45:27

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paisleyleaf Wed 19-Aug-09 21:49:08

I'd say "me n Nicholas are going to the cinema"
even though I know full well it's wrong.

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