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. – Hanky Panky Jan 15 '14 at 7:30
  • What is it in the book which suggests that? – WS2 Jan 15 '14 at 7:30
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    This Q is better asked on ell.se – Kris Jan 15 '14 at 7:33
  • @WS2 I probably misunderstood the book as it plays different when it is placed as subject and object. – Muthukumar Palaniappan Jan 15 '14 at 8:45

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. – Muthukumar Palaniappan Jan 15 '14 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 '14 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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