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Which would be right? "Making lunch for Ashley and I" or "Making lunch for Ashley and me"?

English is my second language lol and sometimes I still get a little confused. Which one is right?

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Asked by menko21 at 12:19 PM on Jan. 17, 2011 in Just for Fun

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  • Ashley and I

    Answer by LynnB1 at 12:20 PM on Jan. 17, 2011

  • Take out "Ashley" and seee if it sounds correct.

    Answer by dkvhensley at 12:20 PM on Jan. 17, 2011

  • I think it's me. Making lunch for me, not I.

    Answer by mompam at 12:21 PM on Jan. 17, 2011

  • The correct answer is Ashley and ME. You take out the Ashley and see if the sentence makes sense. I am making lunch for ME, sounds better thatn I am making lunch for I.

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 12:22 PM on Jan. 17, 2011

  • Thank you ladies(:

    Comment by menko21 (original poster) at 12:24 PM on Jan. 17, 2011

  • Me.... and dkvhensley is correct... take out the other name to make sure you have it correct.

    Answer by sahlady at 12:25 PM on Jan. 17, 2011

  • Yeah! Homeschool moms know their stuff!

    Answer by dkvhensley at 12:27 PM on Jan. 17, 2011

  • In English, when you use a phrase like ____ and ____, you remove the first one and then use the phrasing that is correct for yourself alone. (It's confusing, I know. Most people who speak English as their FIRST language don't always get it right.)

    So, for example, "Tara is making lunch for Ashley and ___," you would use "me" because it is appropriate to say "Tara is making lunch for me."

    If YOU are making the lunch however, it is different. "I am making lunch for Ashley and myself," because you would say "I am making lunch for myself," not "I am making lunch for me," or "I am making lunch for I."

    Hang in there, you are much better at your second language than I am! (My Spanish is HORRIBLE!)

    Answer by geminilove at 12:33 PM on Jan. 17, 2011

  • When in doubt, say "Ashley and myself." It'll confuse those around you into thinking you're a snob, and no one will challenge your word choice, no matter how incorrect it is.

    If you're ESL, this is pretty advanced!

    Answer by GoodyBrook at 12:38 PM on Jan. 17, 2011

  • me.

    making lunch for ahsley
    making lunch for me
    both are right and when put together- you don't change it to "I"

    this is pretty common to confuse though so no worrys ;)

    Answer by charlotsomtimes at 12:48 PM on Jan. 17, 2011

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