Assume the following: There were problems and Maria and I solved them together.
The most straight forward way of telling someone about what happened would be something like:
Maria and I solved the problems.
Now, I was wondering whether there's a way of saying this without emphasising or even mentioning myself (with an "I"):
With Maria we solved the problems.
We, with Maria, solved the problems.
Would this be both grammatically and semantically correct?
Some investigation lead me to this: I am aware that in the case of using something like "together with" or "along with" I'd need to use the singular I as a subject as long as there are only two people involved:
Together with Maria I solved the problems
See "Together with ... I/we did ..." for an extensive discussion. The main point is that "together with" acts as a prepositional phrase and not a coordinator and therefore cannot modify its subject (nor count). However, I'm thinking that replacing "together with" by just "with" would make it valid to use "we" as a subject. "With" here would be characterising the subject rather than modifying it.
Thanks a lot for any thoughts!