Grammar Lessons: Must “bad romance” include incorrect pronouns?

I love Lady GaGa as much as the next sex-positive pseudo-intellectual who enjoys weird for weird’s sake, but this grammar error has been bugging me for months now:

“You and me could write a bad romance” is incorrect. It should be “You and I could write a bad romance.”

To decide whether to use “me” or “I” (or any other inflected pronoun, be it he/him, she/her, we/us, they/them), split the sentence into two and it shouldn’t be hard to figure out which one works. Try this:

You could write a bad romance.

Me could write a bad romance.

The second doesn’t work, does it?

I could write a bad romance.

That one actually makes sense, and that is how we know that the correct form is, “You and I could write a bad romance.”

It even sounds better, IMO. That “I” is a stronger vowel sound than “me” to use in a song line. Sing it with me now:

I want your lovin’

and I want your revenge

you and I could write a bad romance!

Am I alone in thinking it sounds better with correct grammar? Or am I just drunk?

2 thoughts on “Grammar Lessons: Must “bad romance” include incorrect pronouns?

  1. obviously like your web site however you need to test the spelling on several of your posts. A number of them are rife with spelling issues and I in finding it very troublesome to tell the truth however Ill surely come back again.

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