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

Example:

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.

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

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