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Is it proper to ever end a sentence in a preposition?
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Cynthia, who has found over 150 four-leaf clovers, asks...
My huband and I love to challenge each other regarding facts, education, or basic trivia. We disagree about a grammar question our daughter brought home from school. Her assignment was in editing. The sentence was as follows: Me, Amber and Courtney went to the movies. Can you please tell us the correct order for the sentence. I'm offended by the deterioration of the English language. We live in Georgia, my daughter's biological father is from Pittsburg, my husband is from Mighigan, and I'm from Ohio. Sometimes I feel like my daughter doesn't stand a fair chance of learning Grammar.
Anne answers...
First of all, Cynthia, grammer is correctly spelled grammar. As for your daughter using it correctly, I'm not sure it depends on where you live or where you grew up. It depends more on a commitment to writing and speaking well. To answer your original question, the proper order for this sentence is: Amber, Courtney, and I went to the movies. You need to replace Me with I because you need a subject pronoun here and not an object pronoun.
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