I know there were plenty of times when my boys were growing up when I said, “Me and Dad will take care of that” or “let’s me and you do that.” Bad examples of grammar to expose my boys to! Yeah, and I do know that you aren’t supposed to end a sentence with a preposition like I just did. Or should I say “as I just did?” Hmmm, I might have to look that one up. There I go again ending my sentence with a preposition, but I would ten million times rather hear someone commit these little grammar transgressions than to hear someone say, “You need to discuss that with Dad and I.”
Oooh, fingernails on a chalkboard!!! I hear this so often these days. On TV, whether it’s on a sit-com, soap opera, documentary, or the evening news, you hear it all the time! It just drives me crazy. People trying to talk proper!! There is a very simple little rule. The object of a preposition should never be in the nominative case. Ok, maybe grammar is not your thing. Maybe you don’t even know what a preposition is, much less, the nominative case.
There is a much much easier way to know what word to use. Think of any sentence using “so and so and I” or “so and so and me.” All you have to do is drop the “so and so and.” It is that easy!
Bring those books to Dad and I. OR Bring those books to Dad and me. Which sounds better? Which is correct? All you do is drop the words “Dad and” then rephrase your sentence. Would you say “Bring those book to I” or “Bring those books to ME”??? Just quit trying to sound proper. It sticks out like a sore thumb!