The following is a reader submission.
I found your article on â€œI am heâ€, and hoped you could settle variations on that. I believe it is â€œShe and I went to …â€. Subjective form, but with first person last. And then â€œHe gave it to herâ€. But can it ever be the compound â€œher and meâ€? I keep thinking that you must always fall back to â€œusâ€? â€”Andy
Thanks for the great question. It’s actually a pretty simple answer.
Consider these examples:
- Bob gave candy to her and me.
- Bob gave candy to us.
The first sentence implies she received candy and I received candy.Â The second sentence implies he gave candy to the two of usÂ collectively, candy we should share together.
I hope that helps.
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