On 29 Dec 01, at 21:38, Thomas R. Wier wrote:

> Well, it's not quite that simple. English, under most analyses, does
> have a notion of case:  certain forms of pronouns, for example,
> are simply ungrammatical in certain circumstances:
>   *I saw he.
>   *him saw him.

But it's not firmly engrained in all native speakers, as witnessed by
such sentences as

    Give it to Jim and I.
    Him and me went to the seashore.
    "Who wants one?"   "Me!"

which would be ungrammatical in languages with a stronger sense of case
(for example, German).

Philip Newton <[log in to unmask]>