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Amirali888
Posted: Sunday, July 24, 2011 11:04:01 PM
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Hello Everyone

Could you please let me know which sentence is grammatically correct in English?

1) I standing beside you dignified your picture.

2) Me standing beside you dignified your picture.

Thanks
thar
Posted: Monday, July 25, 2011 2:09:28 AM

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2. It takes an object here. [Me standing], [him standing] - the participle seems to take the object pronoun to make the subject. No idea of the grammar rule for this!

Maybe it is the missing inferred meaning - [the fact of] me standing beside you dignified the picture. Maybe, just a thought.
srirr
Posted: Monday, July 25, 2011 2:43:55 AM

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When I read the first sentence, the sense that entered my mind was "I dignified your picture (by) standing beside you". If this sense is to be used, I think comma will suffice.

I, standnig beside you, dignified your picture.

On a second thought, it is actually the process of standing that dignified the picture; it was not me. So it can be
My standing beside you dignified your picture.
thar
Posted: Monday, July 25, 2011 4:49:58 AM

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I think you might be right srirr, 'my standing' sounds more right than 'me standing' now I read that instead.
uuaschbaer
Posted: Monday, July 25, 2011 5:08:00 AM

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2 seems fine to me because it is "me standing beside you" which dignified the picture.
It may be "my" though. I never understood the grammatical meaning of using "my" because using "me" always appears to work just as well. It's almost as though using "my" is a knee-jerk reaction of British people not being able to decide between me and I and therefore choosing one different altogether. But that's probably my ignorance. 
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