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post #31 of 39
quote: When it is just my wife and I,


As long as we are nitpicking...I think you meant to say "my wife and me".

What is the test for the correct grammar? Well, if you break the sentence down or mix it up, would you say "When it is just I" , or "When it is just I and my wife" ?, (surely not) But you could say "When it is just me", or "When it is just me and my wife".

We have heard things the wrong way for so long and so often, that when we hear them or try to say them correctly, they don't sound right.

Watch out for the grammar police...they are everywhere. :p
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post #32 of 39
I don't think so. The way I remember learning it, "me" comes second, so it would be "When it is just my wife and me." You had it right in the first sentence of your post.

I also recall that the punctuation falls within, not outside, the quotation marks, although, in this particular case, since you're not directly quoting the written or spoken word, it may be acceptable to have the final punctuation, in this case the period, outside the quotation marks. Does anyone know for sure?
post #33 of 39
The actual words in question are the pronouns I vs. me. How they are arranged is merely a matter of esthetics. It is perfectly acceptable to say "when it is just me and my wife", however it sounds better to say "when it is just my wife and me" but it is never correct to say "when it is my wife and I". I am never sure where to put those pesky punctuation marks.

Anyway, this is a cooking show, and I suspect most of the other members are more interested in how the chicken is prepared and presented than this sidetrail. :)
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post #34 of 39
You're right, my mistake. Actually my wife can't cook chicken very well, me should have left her out of this discussion :lol:

Sorry, I just couldn't resist.

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post #35 of 39
I am chuckling over this exchange. My oldest grandson, who is nearly 4, is still finding his way with pronouns. Typical statements of his would be "I want she to do it" , "My hurt myself" or "Him took my truck". We know that he will be leaving this phase very soon, but we are enjoying it for now.
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post #36 of 39
Thanks BDL and Shel!


I just couldn't help but think that there has to be a trick that everyone else knows about.

I do believe I'll be resting my chicken naked from now on:lol: (with my mapp torch near by ;))


thanks!

dan
post #37 of 39
BDL,

I don't understand your post ... I must be missing something.
post #38 of 39
Let's just settle it and use the word we :)
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post #39 of 39
Good grief - just tuned into this thread again..... and I thought this thread was about roast chicken hehehehe. Or did me thunk it were? :) Or is that my thoughted it was? You're all mad :p
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