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Bad Grammar in Song Lyrics, Down

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Down - Over The Under album at
Down's, "Ghosts Along the Mississippi"
The Lyrics:
With them and I combined I'll beat an early end.
Gad! "them and I"? That is one agrammatical construction that I don't think I've ever encountered before! The phrase is used as a compound object of the preposition "with". That calls for the two pronouns connedted by "and" to be of the same case. But "them" is objective case while "I' is nominative case. In English, objective case is always called for in objects of prepositions, So it should be "With them and me", NOT "With them and I".
Submitted by: Linda Radnil

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