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And it's not "Me and my friend" it's "My friend and I" !! xD

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Unless it's "she forwarded it to me and my friend"

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Yup :) That's why I capitalized the M in both phrases.

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I researched it a bit. And you're right! It's apparently seen as a form of grammatical etiquette! I had no idea. The history of it is actually pretty interesting. xP

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"We shall not join you; for me and my friend do not like cheese." That is INCORRECT usage. If you remove the "and my friend" part of the sentence, the structure breaks down and doesn't work.

It should be, We shall not join you, for my friend and I do not like cheese.

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One Word Order! Hail!

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Yes, I already knew that. I always say "If I were you".<br />
Slang talkers usually say it the other way.

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I can not stand it when people use your instead of you`re or not knowing the difference between there, their and they`re....

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It bugs me too, but them again I make do that sometimes. I think sometimes people know the difference but make careless mistakes anyway... I'm always writing "too" as "to"

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That is minor. These people do it on purpose and don't care. I recently learned they teach "nonsense" words in school. Even our teachers today don't care.

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Nothing new, nothing Nazi about rules! If we abandon the rules, we would have no language left so as to speak or write...for that matter. It was always - If I were you. I wish it would remain so!

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Are you American? The two forms are correct, but some Americans think "If I was you" is incorrect, Wrong. It shows a lack of sophisticated understanding of grammar.

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Actually no they're not. Both are acceptable in everyday language, but when you want to follow all grammar rules you must use the subjunctive tense. I suggest you brush up on your own understanding of grammar before insulting someone else's.

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@ZeroDigits, Yes they are. I haven't insulted you, and by the way am a university lecturer and you are a high school child. So I suggest 1. You brush up on your knowledge and stop thinking you know it all and, 2. Address your psychological issue of projecting, which means your question attempts to insult the grammar of others, but yet you tell me I am insulting you. Oh and, 3. Broaden your thinking

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@Seth, I'm not sure if this is to me or ZeroDigits. As a psychology lecturer though, you fail big time citing Pinker to me. We trash Pinker, who has been shown to be wrong on several points. As a Literature graduate I've read all of Orwell

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Being a professor of psychology doesn't mean **** when it comes to grammar. Besides don't act like you didn't have do google it, 'cause your statement is suspiciously close to http://www.englisch-hilfen.de/en/grammar/if_i_were_you.htm.
I'm just going by what I learn in school. But hey if you'd rather trust one website meant for germans learning english than an English teacher be my guest.

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There is something to be said for correct grammar, girl. And it is not Nazi-related. I was "punished" with blackboards of grammar at a college level in grades 5 and 6. Do they even have blackboards now?

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I know it's not actual nazism. That's just what you call people, "grammar nazis." They're the one that all like "you illiterate moron, it's 'than' not 'then'!"

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Why is spelling and grammar not important to many of your generation? I know texting is popular. But why? We were raised that way-to have pride in our English skills.

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One should have pride in any academic skill. Writing is particularly important, especially in this day of on-line everything. Writing is often the ONLY clue or indicator one has with respect to accuracy when attempting to comprehend the meaning and tone of non-aural communication.

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Ok.....and ?

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You just hate English...

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Not really

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I blame phones and internet shorthand.

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I blame school curriculum and laziness in the current generations under age 30 ish.

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If I was you, I would write If I were you. lol

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