Books like word power suggest "Ramu and I are going to theatre today" may be wrong. Does "Ramu and me are going to ..." a right structure.

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    That's the exact opposite of what is correct. The version you mentioned as being probably wrong is actually the correct one. Jan 15, 2014 at 7:30
  • What is it in the book which suggests that?
    – WS2
    Jan 15, 2014 at 7:30
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    This Q is better asked on ell.se
    – Kris
    Jan 15, 2014 at 7:33
  • @WS2 I probably misunderstood the book as it plays different when it is placed as subject and object. Jan 15, 2014 at 8:45

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It mostly depends on what the subject of the sentence is.

"Ramu and I" are the subject, so the use of "I" is required.

Oxford Dictionaries online has a nice guide to help you:


  • OK, when its subject i will use Ramu and I. When it falls as object, then i will use Ramu and me. Jan 15, 2014 at 8:44
  • You would say "I am going to the theatre today", not "Me am...", so you would use "Ramu and I are...".
    – nxx
    Jan 15, 2014 at 14:50

'Ramu and me . . .' and 'Me and Ramu . . .' are found in nonstandard diaelects. It is possible to argue that they are also found in informal Standard English, but, as many might dispute that, it is safest to stick to 'Ramu and I . . .', particularly if English is not your first language.

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