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When should I choose between "Me", "Myself", and "I"?

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asked on 21 Jan 2011
William Weeks William Weeks
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One of the most common causes of grammatical pain is the choice between me and I. Too often people use “I” when they should use “me,” because since “I” sounds stilted and proper, it must be right, right? Nope.

The easy way to get this one right is to simply remove the other person from the sentence and then do what sounds correct. You would never say “Give I a call,” so you also wouldn’t say “Give Chris and I a call.” Don’t be afraid of me.

And whatever you do, don’t punt and say myself because you’re not sure whether “me” or “I” is the correct choice. “Myself” is only proper in two contexts, both of which are demonstrated below.

answered on 21 Jan 2011
Joe Seb Joe Seb
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