Even fabulous TV stars make grammatical errors. Except for talent and fame and money, they're just like you and me! In this Q&A with Mad Men's Vincent Kartheiser, the actor makes a common grammatical goof when using a object pronoun instead of a subject pronoun. So many people do this, but it's actually one of the easiest mistakes to catch and self-correct once you get the hang of it.
Vincent says (fifth question down):
I think me and [Elisabeth] have more of a history doing drama together...
Where does Vincent go wrong? He should have said "Elisabeth and I."
- Replace a subject with a subject pronoun. Whether the subject is singular or plural does not matter.
- To find the correct pronoun, eliminate the second person. Now run through the sentence again. It doesn't make sense to say, "I think me have more of a history doing drama together...." Of course you would say, "I think I have more of a history doing drama together...
- Then add the second person back into the sentence.
- I think Elisabeth and I have more of a history doing drama together...