A question was asked in one of my friend’s interview. The question was to determine the right form from the below sentences.
Q. Correct form of English:
- Samuel was with Susan and I
- Samuel was with Susan and me
- Samuel was with I and Susan
- Samuel was with me and Susan
- None of these
Now I vaguely remember a rule of thumb from my school days. That is “2-3-1” i.e. where all the persons are acting in a sentence, second person comes first, then third person and it is followed by first person.
So according to this theory,
1seems to be correct to me. Is this theory correct?
Your theory is correct. But that leaves us with 1) and 2).
Between I and me, we can decide like this: I corresponds to we and me corresponds to us. ‘He was with us’ and not ‘He was with we.’ So, 2) is the correct option.