Which is correct: "The teacher spoke to my father and I" or "The teacher spoke to my father and me"?

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Which is correct: "The teacher spoke to my father and I" or "The teacher spoke to my father and me"?

I don't have any solid reason but I feel "The teacher spoke to my father and me." is the correct one out of the two.

But some claim that the latter is the correct version, i.e. "The teacher spoke to my father and I". Could someone please give reasons as to which one is correct and why? Thank you!

user46415

Posted 2017-08-18T21:25:20.563

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Question was closed 2017-08-19T12:48:26.660

You might do some research into pronoun use in prepositional phrases. – user3169 – 2017-08-18T23:01:04.500

Who claims "to my father and I" is correct? – James K – 2017-08-18T23:46:00.190

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Starting from

The teacher spoke to my father and me.

If you break it into three variants

The teacher spoke to my father.

The teacher spoke to me.

The teacher spoke to I.

The last one is wrong, so this should show your sentence is correct.

Weather Vane

Posted 2017-08-18T21:25:20.563

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The answer is correct, but the reasoning isn't. Compare "It is my dog". "It is John's dog". "It is my and John's dog"? – James K – 2017-08-18T23:54:49.757

@JamesK in your example it is our dog, so you suggest this answer should be The teacher spoke to us ? – Weather Vane – 2017-08-19T01:02:33.973

I don't. The correct answer is the teacher spoke to my father and me. The answer is correct, but the reasoning isn't. – James K – 2017-08-19T06:39:06.637