More and more I'm noticing people use the phrase 'and I' incorrectly. On TV, Facebook, and on group messages people are using 'and I' instead of 'me'.
It's so simple to determine the correct usage of 'I' or 'me'. Simply remove the name and the word and and you're left with 'I'. If you've used 'I' correctly the sentence will make sense.
Example: Joe and I went to the store. Remove Joe and. You're left with I went to the store. Makes sense so 'I' is correct.
Example of wrong usuage: Carol went to the store with Joe and I. Remove Joe and. You're left with Carol went to the store with I. Obviously, 'I' is incorrect. It should be me. Carol went to the store with me.
Yet, people constantly use 'and I'.
Okay, my rant for the day is finished.