Do you get confused over the use of “I” and “me” after other nouns or pronouns?
‘I’ refers to the person performing the action of a verb.
- I want to go.
- This is the one I like.
- You and I need to get ready.
- Tom and I are going to the movies.
‘Me’ refers to the person that the action of a verb is being done to, or to which a preposition refers.
- David told me to leave.
- He gave me ten dollars.
- Between you and me, this is a bad idea.
- She needs to talk to Joe or me.
Some confusion usually occurs when you have I/me connected to another pronoun or name with “and” or “or.” Try out the sentence with just I or me
- He told Tom and (I or me?) to get ready.
- He told I to get ready? NO
- He told me to get ready? YES
Therefore, He told Tom and me to get ready.
- If John and (I or me?) get married, we’ll have two kids.
- If me get married? NO
- If I get married? YES
Therefore, If John and I get married, we’ll have two kids.
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