Should I say "Linda is my daughter. She and her friends like to go shopping on weekends." or "Linda is my daughter. Her friends and she like to go shopping on weekends." Which one looks better? Thanks so much!


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  • She and her friends, although both are clearly understood. – Rob_Ster Feb 25 '16 at 3:44

"She and her friends..." is how I would say it in the U.S. and I think it likely that speakers from other places would agree.

I think confusion about this may arise from the similar case "My friends and I..." vs. "I and my friends...". In this instance, "My friends and I..." is the correct usage. This is sort of the reverse of what is true in your question.


If you remove the "her friends" and you were just talking about Linda, you would use 'she', therefore 'she' comes first.

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    I would disagree with your reasoning. "I went to the game" but "My friends and I went to the game" which does not follow the pattern you are using. – Liam Feb 25 '16 at 4:49

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