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Anonymous asked in Society & CultureRoyalty · 1 month ago

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 ..."?

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    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".

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  • Clo
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Yes, you have stated the proper grammar in this case.

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  • Anonymous
    1 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.

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  • PAMELA
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    No, he was correct.

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  • 1 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 !

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  • 1 month ago

    Should be , the decision my wife made for me. 

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  • 1 month ago

    Yes it should be. It’s a common error.

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  • Claire
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Well what do you expect, he never even went to university. 

    • virtual_cleo
      Lv 7
      1 month agoReport

      Neither did I. I got my grammar in grammar school.

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  • 1 month ago

    "the decision the Queen made..."  Then Harry should have stopped talking as the Queen's word is final.  

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  • Bear
    Lv 4
    1 month ago

    For my wife and myself

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    • Claire
      Lv 7
      1 month agoReport

      Take out "my wife" and the phrase would be "the decision I made for myself." That is correct. 

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