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Case confusion again

In The Independent Shaun Walker writes about his alarming experience in South Ossetia, where he was arrested by the military. 'Two heavily armed Ossetian soldiers drove our Georgian driver, Kim and I into the city ...'

Shouldn't whoever subbed this for the paper have picked it up? (Not to mention the dodgy punctuation.) But confusion about case, particularly in constructions such as this, seems to be very common. I think it probably stems from schooldays, when pupils were constantly told off for writing 'Jim and me went ...'. This often leaves people with a superstitious dread of writing 'me' in any sentence at all. I suppose the only real cure for it is to spend some years learning an inflected language.


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