When should I say, for instance, "Mary and me," and when should I say "Me and Mary?"


Which option should I use in the following sentence?

After drinking our tea and saying goodbye to Hank, [...] made out way back to the hotel.

  • How about "we"? Otherwise, "Mary and I." – Kit Z. Fox Nov 20 '13 at 13:29

The order is not a matter of grammar but of convention. It is generally thought to be more polite to mention the other person first.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.