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“My friends and I” vs. “My friends and me” vs. “Me and my friends”

Somebody taught me a rule of thumb how to discern if I should use "I" or "Me" when adding self to the end of a list of people in a sentence: Ignore the list, strip the rest and treat it only as if it was the singular "me", choose one that matches.

Still, often I see things like John and me went to the park. Is this just a common error or are there some specific rules where I will be replaced by me if appearing on a list?

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marked as duplicate by RegDwigнt Nov 7 '12 at 11:37

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It's just a common error. There are some issues between "It is I" and "It's me", but I'm sure that's been covered in a previous question, along with "It is I who am..." and "It is me who is..." –  Andrew Leach Nov 7 '12 at 11:26
    
Come on. This question gets asked almost every week, and has been discussed to death. The first comprehensive answer dating back all the way to 2010. –  RegDwigнt Nov 7 '12 at 11:39
    
@RegDwighт: I tried searching but kept coming up with ordering issues (place self at the end of the list) and "I/Me" in singular context (as in Andrew's comment). The accepted answer from your link barely skims the issue and I have to read in into another (not accepted) one to get to the core. –  SF. Nov 7 '12 at 11:50
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Standard English requires I in subject position, producing John and I went to the park. Other dialects, however, allow me in subject position when the pronoun is coordinated with a noun or another pronoun. That is why you will see, or more likely hear, John and me went to the park.

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