On the heels of my controversial blog post on spelling, here comes another language peeve of mine. Me vs I.
Why can't people get it straight?
You and I were invited for supper. --> Correct.
The teacher asked you and I to stay after class. --> Wrong!
Only when you are the subject of the sentence do you use I. An easy trick is is to eliminate all others from the sentence:
I [was] invited for supper. --> Correct.
The teacher asked I to stay after class. --> Wrong and sounds stupid, too.
It should be: The teacher asked me to stay after class. Likewise, adding more people would make it: The teacher asked you and me to stay after class.
See, easy, right?
So now you shouldn't have any problems keeping me and I straight. Unless you're from Laval, then you start all your sentences with both.
Me, I don't like that.