A question most students missed

In class on Wednesday, just about everyone missed the first question in Activity 1, p. 518 (College Writing Skills with Readings 8th Edition by John Langan):

The sweaters Mom knitted for Victor and (I, me) are too small.

The correct answer is me! The sweaters Mom knitted for Victor and me are too small.

Not: The sweaters Mom knitted for Victor and I are too small. I explain why in another post (t/k).

Given how few people seem to know this rule these days, I have to assume it’s in the process of dying. If so, then at some point “the sweaters Mom knitted for Victor and I” will be considered grammatically correct. Nevertheless, for the time being the rule is alive and well in the minds of college professors – and quite possibly in the minds of your future employers – so it’s just as well to learn it now and begin to use it. To a person who knows – and hears – the difference between “the sweaters Mom knitted for Victor and me” versus “the sweaters Mom knitted for Victor and I,” the 2nd version really is jarring, and you don’t want to jar your professor or your boss.

AND SEE:
Langan on pronouns
the sweaters Mom knitted for Victor and me
“My husband likes football more than I/me.”
Pronoun case guidelines from Tidewater CC (very short and clear)
Diana Hacker on Choosing between pronouns such as I and me

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