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When indicating participants (as in a picture), which is correct; "This is Fred and me." or "This is Fred and I." ? (And, I know my punctuation is incorrect here.)

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This is Fred and me.

This is Fred and I.

'I' is a subject pronoun and 'me' is an object pronoun. The use of an object pronoun as a complement of 'be' is more idiomatic and common.

So both these sentences are grammatical, but the former is more common and idiomatic, and the latter is a bit formal.

  • When we say This is Fred and me, we are typically referring to the image in a photo or similar, so singular agreement is fine. – BillJ Nov 27 '16 at 9:12
  • @BillJ, You are right. This is my brother Andrew and his wife Claire (The Free Dictionary). I have edited my answer accordingly. Thanks. – Khan Nov 27 '16 at 17:38

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