grammar question

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I know this is not maths and science but I've asked tonnes of maths and science questions on here and got better answers than maths forums. I know this is pushing my luck asking a grammar question in the this topic but I have proposed this topic.
So the question. If my boyfriend and I went shopping the grammar is 'boyfriend and I' not 'boyfriend and me'. If a cake was shared between me and my boyfriend the grammar is 'my boyfriend and me' and not my boyfriend and me. The current trend seems to be to say 'and I' regardless as aren't confident in their grammar so they say 'and I' as a catch all as they know it is a common mistake. But is there a rule when you use the word myself (I know you don't start a sentence with but)? For example, I dragged myself to the gym. Would it be 'I dragged my boyfriend and myself go to the gym' or is it 'I dragged my boyfriend and me go the the gym?'
I know it's not a crucial topic but it is bugging me as I did used to proofread and I can't see this in any of my grammar books.
I'm sorry if I have misused this topic and I hope the moderators don't get too annoyed but the description does say that ,although the topic is Maths and Science, questions are asked on other subjects like biology. This suggests biology isn't a science which is quite brave to say  as biologists don't like this, but biology is information-based and not axiomatic like physics or maths. If biology is a science because it is based on experiments and observation and then so is psychology. So following  Experts Exchange's inference that logic biology isn't a science, neither is grammar :) I hope this doesn't start a debate about biology as a science as I also used to be a biomedical researcher too and I've never done a biological proof. QED :).
That has now given me another question. This forum is ExpertsExchange so it is a forum for experts making it Experts' Exchange but if this forum has an opinion where does that possessive go? For example, 'Expert's Exchange's policy is....' Is that correct? Gosh now another one, if you have an ellipsis inside quotation marks and then a full stop what do you do? The full stop goes inside the quotes. Do you have a space between the ellipsis and the full stop so you can tell one from the other.
Thanks for any help and I hope I don't get a telling off :)
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Paul SauvéRetiredCommented:
my boyfriend and I went shopping
the grammar is 'boyfriend and I' not 'boyfriend and me'.
if you can remove 'my boyfriend and' you have I went shopping, which is correct...

if fact I is the subject pronoun and ME is the object pronoun - as in 'I dragged my boyfriend and me go the the gym'
What's the difference between I and Me?
Sun, 02/22/2009 - 00:18 — Chris McCarthy
Grammar Vocabulary

Both I and me are personal pronouns.

I is a subject pronoun and it's used for the subject of the sentence. He, she, we, it, they and you are also subject pronouns.

"Hugo and I work in the same office"  - 'Hugo and I' are the subject.

Me is an object pronoun and it's used for the object of the sentence. Him, her, us, it, them and you are also object pronouns (you can be both a subject and object pronoun).

"Lisa bought Amanda and me a drink" - 'Lisa' is the subject, 'Amanda and me' are the object.

simply take Experts Exchange as a single entity (it's like a LOGO)... Experts Exchange's policy is....
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PortletPaulfreelancerCommented:
>>"Do you have a space between the ellipsis and the full stop so you can tell one from the other."
Yes.
Although as that is a question then it should really be:
>>"Do you have a space between the ellipsis and the full stop ... ?"
Yes, however the full stop could be considered redundant. define ellipsis
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Andrea EdwardsAuthor Commented:
Hi, to Paul, I think I said my boyfriend and I went shopping was correct, not my boyfriend and me. I'm aware of the subject and object pronoun info you kindly supplied so I possibly rushed the question and made a mistake. To simplify it which is correct:

I dragged my boyfriend and myself to the gym or
I dragged my boyfriend and me to the gym

If I left out 'my boyfriend' it would be 'I dragged myself to the gym'

Hope that is clearer
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Paul SauvéRetiredCommented:
the beginning of the question i somewhat confusing:
If my boyfriend and I went shopping the grammar is 'boyfriend and I' not 'boyfriend and me'. If a cake was shared between me and my boyfriend the grammar is 'my boyfriend and me' and not my boyfriend and me.

of course, me and myself are both pronouns. you use myself when you are the object of the action you are carrying out

so, correctly, since YOU are doing the dragging, :
I dragged my boyfriend and myself to the gym

however, in your boyfriend is doing the dragging:
my boyfriend dragged me and himself to the gym
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BigRatCommented:
I dragged my boyfriend and myself to the gym

is correct due to the reflexive action of the verb, which requires the accusative.

my boyfriend and I went shopping

is correct. The "I" as well as the boyfriend stand in the nominative, where as in "A cake was shared between me and my boyfriend" they stand in (this case) the dative (for those interested why dative : https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/between#Preposition)
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Andrea EdwardsAuthor Commented:
thanks for your help
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