Is what Prince Harry said correct grammar: "the decision I made for my wife and I ..."?
Shouldn't it be "the decision I made for my wife and me ..."?
- 𝗕𝗮𝗿𝗼𝗻 𝗖𝗹𝗼𝘄𝗻𝗶𝘀𝗵Lv 71 month agoFavorite Answer
You are correct, but so many people these days incorrectly use the phrase "someone and I". It is easy to get right - just imagine you are on your own - would you say "me" or "I", and use the same term in conjunction with the "someone".
Incidentally, I was always taught that the order was "me and someone" and "someone and I".
- CloLv 71 month ago
Yes, you have stated the proper grammar in this case.
- Anonymous1 month ago
It is not correct grammar, but you can see many people struggle with this. He could have used the reflexive pronoun, myself, as he is effectively both the subject and object of the verb/preposition construction, but it is not strictly necessary as the meaning is quite clear.
- PAMELALv 71 month ago
No, he was correct.
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- Verulam 1Lv 71 month ago
Yes that is incorrect My wife and me = US as in the decision I made .... for US. On the other hand, 'my wife and I (did something) = WE
Not that what he said is accurate, in my view !
- Aussie BattlerLv 71 month ago
Should be , the decision my wife made for me.
- virtual_cleoLv 71 month ago
Yes it should be. It’s a common error.
- ClaireLv 71 month ago
Well what do you expect, he never even went to university.
- RockfordLv 71 month ago
"the decision the Queen made..." Then Harry should have stopped talking as the Queen's word is final.
- BearLv 41 month ago
For my wife and myself