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How do you write the following sentence:

  1. Marcelo, together with Angela and I, are going to...

  2. Marcelo, together with Angela and myself, are going to...

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    If you remove Angela, would you write I? What's wrong with a simple me instead of myself? Of course, if Marcello's is the only grammatical subject, he is going. Together with Angela and me. – oerkelens Oct 6 '16 at 9:14
  • 'I' is wrong; 'are' is wrong; 'me' is correct. 'Myself' is not 'incorrect' but is a marked choice (for instance, in a formal register, for corrective emphasis if someone had just said 'Nobody will join in if Marcello and Angela are organising the production.'). – Edwin Ashworth Oct 6 '16 at 13:01
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The example sentence does not combine Marcelo with Angela and myself as subjects. The sentence can be rewritten like this, which preserves the same grammatical meaning:

"Marcelo is going to ... together with Angela and me/myself".

'together with' introduces Angela and myself as indirect objects of the verb going.

However, if you write it like this:

"Marcelo, Angela and I are going to ... together.", the grammatical meaning changes somewhat, as Marcelo, Angela and I are all the subject of the sentence.

So in this case, I is wrong and me is or myself are both correct (gramatically). Differentiating between me and myself seems to be a matter of style.

  • Angela and myself are not objects of go. together with Angela and myself is a parenthetical (meaning that Marcello is the lone subject of the matrix sentence, requiring ''is going to ..." ). The (compound) preposition 'together with' selects the objective/accusative me or myself. – Edwin Ashworth Oct 6 '16 at 12:55
  • @EdwinAshworth So are they arguments of the prepositional phrase or something? Can you clarify which part of my explanation is correct and which is not? Just asking so I can learn something myself, I'm not a native speaker :) – lennyklb Oct 18 '16 at 12:57
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He, she and I are joint subjects of the sentence, so you should use 'I' just as if you were saying "I am going to...". The habit of using 'myself' instead of 'I' or 'me' is not correct English.

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    John's going to Paris together with I? Really? John and I are going, sure. But the example sentence is gramattically different. – oerkelens Oct 6 '16 at 9:15
  • So this is not the right answer? – aaragon Oct 6 '16 at 9:26
  • I don't think it's correct to use "I" after the preposition "with". It may be part of the subject of the verb, but more immediately, it's the object of the preposition. – sumelic Jan 1 '17 at 2:21

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