‘I’ or ‘me’?

 

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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