I often hear people use the pronoun “I” when they should be using “me.” Here’s a quick lesson on the difference between the two.
“I” is a subject pronoun, which means it should be used only when you, the speaker, are the subject of the sentence, i.e., that you are DOING something.
“Me” is an object pronoun, which means it should be used only when you, the speaker, are the object of the sentence, i.e., that someone ELSE is doing something to you, with you, or for you.
All too often I hear people say things such as:
I think so many people make the above mistakes because they think we’re supposed to use “I” no matter what. However, I never hear anyone say things such as:
Nor do I ever hear the following:
The next time you’re confused about whether to use “I” or “me,” think of the above examples. Remove the extra person from the equation or switch the order of the people involved, and your ear will tell you which is correct every time.
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