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What's the correct construction?

Example sentence:

We sat silently in front of each other, she covering her belly and me covering my pants.

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As so often, it's a question of subject or object.

The possibilities are illustrated:

She doing X and I/my doing Y did not take my fancy. (Subject)

Mum suggested her doing X and me/my doing Y. (Object)

Your example sentence uses the popular me rather than the formal I.

The latter, which is more correct, would read:

We sat silently in front of each other, she (was) covering her belly and I (was) covering my pants.

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An easy way to remember if you should use subject pronoun (I/you/he/she/it/etc.) or object pronoun (me/you/him/her/etc.) is to see the location of the verb

[this works for easier sentences, as the sentences become more complex this becomes more difficult to decipher]

Subject pronouns go before a verb and an object pronoun goes after a verb.

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