“My Friends And I” Or “My Friends And Me”? Easy Peasy Answer

One of the most common questions about grammar is whether it is correct to say “my friends and I” or “my friends and me.” The answer depends on whether you are using the pronoun as the subject or object of a sentence.

Like my wife and me, we can use “my friends and me” as the object of a sentence. For example, you might say, “The teacher is talking to my friends and me.”

We can use “my friends and I” as the subject of a sentence. For example, you might say, “My friends and I are going to the movies tonight.”

Even native English speakers use incorrect grammar here unknowingly and often confuse the two. In this article, we will at more examples of when and how to use “my friends and I” and “my friends and me” in simple sentences.

“My Friends and I”

“My friends and I” means that the speaker is included in the group of people mentioned. The speaker “I” is the subject of the sentence. This is who is performing the action in the sentence.

For example, “My friends and I went out for a drink yesterday.”

We know it is correct to say “my friends and I” here when we split the sentence into parts.

“My friends went for a drink yesterday,” and “I went out for a drink yesterday.” Both are grammatically correct sentences.

We could never say, “me went out for a drink yesterday.” We could never say “my friends and me” here.

Therefore it is correct to say, “my friends and I went out for a drink yesterday.”

“My Friends and I” Example Sentences

Here are some more examples of “my friends and I.”

  • My friends and I went out for a drink yesterday.
  • My friends and I had a great time at the party.
  • I think my friends and I will go to the new restaurant.
  • My friends and I are going on a trip next week.
  • My friends and I raised funds for charity.
  • My friends and I received a call from work.
  • We did it! My friends and I won the game.
  • I am so happy that my friends and I are going to the same school.
  • My friends and I are excited about our new project.
  • I hope my friends and I can go to the concert.

“My Friends and Me” Meaning and Example Sentences

The pronoun “me” is used as an object, not a subject. It is not correct to use “my friends and me” as the object of a sentence. This is the person who receives the action of the verb.

For example, ” She gave my friends and me a hug.”

We know it is correct to say “my friends and me” here when we split the sentence into parts.

“She gave my friends a hug,” and “she gave me a hug.” Both are grammatically correct sentences.

We could never say, “she gave I a hug.” We could never say “my friends and I” here.

Therefore it is correct to say, “She gave my friends and me a hug.”

“My Friends and Me” Example Sentences

Here are some more examples of “my friends and me.”

  • I’m going to the party with my friends and me.
  • Are you coming to the park with my friends and me?
  • Please include my friends and me in your invitation.
  • Did you hear what happened to my friends and me?
  • This is a present for my friends and me from our boss.
  • Would you like to join my friends and me?
  • They threw a party for my friends and me.
  • Everyone in the town knows my friends and me.
  • He gave my friends and me a speeding ticket.
  • The waiter was very kind and obliging to my friends and me.

In Conclusion

To sum up, the correct grammar is “my friends and I” as the subject of a sentence and “my friends and me” as the object of a sentence.

If you don’t know whether you are referring to the subject or object of the sentence, a quick trick is to break the sentence into parts and see if it reads better as “me” or “I.”

I hope you enjoyed this article! If you did, it would be great if you could leave a comment below to say so. Also, if you have any questions, please leave them below.

Hope you get to spend some quality time with your friends!

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