Should I use “me and her” or “her and me” in the following sentence?

  • I was surprised Paola agreed to come on the trip, just her and me.

  • I was surprised Paola agreed to come on the trip, just me and her.

Both versions sound OK to me. Or is it there a more appropriate one?

Answer

To be honest I think the whole sentence is a bit clumsy with either.

I would suggest something along the lines of:

I was surprised Paola had decided to come on the trip, as
it would be just the two of us.

Of course, I could be misreading the meaning of your original sentence – I’m assuming you are surprised because Paola has decided to attend a trip with just yourself?

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