Using the microphone on this exercise; I only had to say, "Sie und ich wollen Freunde", and didn't get to say "sein" before it marked it correct. Any clues? This kind of makes me sad; here I thought my enunciation was getting good; and now in these latest lessons, it's so good I don't even have to say the whole sentence. This is the first time I'm reporting this; but, it's not the first time it has happened. I am starting to lose count; but, I'd say at least 5 times so far on different exercises, in the most recent categories. While I prefer the old number system, I just finished 50% of V: modal. lol I guess we just want friends, but don't want to be friends... :-o Duo should check this out... find out what's wrong.
I've never heard someone say "She and I ___" in conversation. This sounds very formal to my ears. It sounds appropriate only for an essay, or formal writing. (I live in Canada. Maybe it's a Canadian thing.)
Instead, we'd phrase the idea differently. "We want to be friends", or "The two of us want to be friends". But never "She and I", as grammatically correct as it may be. It's like how we end sentences with prepositions when we speak. While technically "wrong", it wouldn't be wrong from a translation perspective - the point was conveyed, with no room for misinterpretation.
No, that's completely wrong. The test to determine correctness is this. Say each one separately. She wants to be friends. (Correct) I want to be friends (Correct) therefore: She and I want to be friends. (Correct) Me want to be friends. uh... NO, unless you're The Lone Ranger's friend. And we'll have to figure out which one is 'she' o-: ;-)
Chip, you object Mark while agreeing to the same, namely usage of "me" in place of subject is incorrect. Such objection seems illogical and confusing.
Also, your "test" doesn't really prove anything. Those who insist on using "me" as subject would do all the same in your test too. Alas.