I or me?

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Do you get confused about when to use “I” and when to use “me”? I hope this blog will help clear up any confusion.

Let’s start with some wrong uses:

  • If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Peter or I.
  • Would you like to come to the cinema with Diana and I?
  • David and me would love to go to your party.
  • Angela and me got lost.

In the first two, “me” is the right word to choose. In the second two, “I” is the right choice.

Why?

There’s a very simple test about when to use “me” and when to use “I”.

If you were only talking about you in the sentence, would you use “me” or “I”?

If you’d use “me” then you’d use “me” when you’re talking about you and someone else too.

And if you’d use “I” then you’d use “I” when you’re talking about you and someone else too.

So:

  • If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact (Peter or) me.
  • Would you like to come to the cinema with (Diana and) me?
  • (David and) I would love to go to your party.
  • (Angela and) I got lost.

I hope that’s helped!

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