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zompist bboard • View topic - Is it better to say "for you and me" than "for me and you"?

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PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2018 2:37 pm 
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I've heard that it's bad to put yourself first.


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PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2018 2:58 pm 
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No.


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PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2018 3:09 pm 
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"Better" and "bad" are such vague terms that it's not really possible to answer this without context and a description of what your goals are ... "for you and me" is the more common word order.


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PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2018 4:10 pm 
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In a semi-formal/journalistic register for published American English, "for you and me" is considered the preferred arrangement.


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PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2018 4:17 pm 
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Traditionally it's considered "good form" to put the first person pronoun second, but colloquially I doubt many people care.

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PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2018 6:28 pm 
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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2018 11:14 am 
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Same thing in French with politeness considerations..


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PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2018 5:38 am 
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Same thing in German.


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