In this sentence, should I use "I" or "me": This is a picture taken of Allen and I/me on our last cruise. — Liz, Canada
"Me" is the correct pronoun in that sentence because the pronoun is in object position.
If you split the compound object ("Allen and I/me") into two sentences you get the following:
This is a picture taken of Allen on our last cruise.
This is a picture taken of I/me on our last cruise.
You may be able to tell right away that "This is a picture taken of I on our last cruise" is not correct and "This is a picture taken of me on our last cruise" is correct.
Another way to tell is that the pronoun follows a preposition (in this sentence, "of;" but an object pronoun follows any preposition e.g. "of me," "to me," "for me") and so you know it is the object of the preposition.
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