- MY DAUGHTER AND I had a great time together.
- THEY PREPARED A NICE DINNER FOR MY DAUGHTER AND ME.
A SUBJECT PRONOUN is the PERFORMER of the action in a sentence.
The OBJECT PRONOUN is the RECEIVER of the action in a sentence.
“I” is a Subject Pronoun, and “ME” is an Object Pronoun.
- I like chocolate.
- The call is for me.
ONE SUBJECT OR OBJECT:
- I called Steve.
- I talked to Mary.
- Steve called me.
- Mary talked to me.
- These shoes are too big for me.
CLUE 1 AFTER A PREPOSITION, use an OBJECT PRONOUN
We get confused when we use a PRONOUN IN A PAIR, which it’s called:
MULTIPLE OR COMPOUND SUBJECTS AND OBJECTS:
- Sarah and I are friends.
- The gift is from Sarah and me.
CLUE 1 after a preposition, use an object pronoun
CLUE 2 REMOVE the OTHER PERSON
- The gift is from me.
IMPORTANT: IT IS CONSIDERED POLITE TO MENTION ONESELF LAST IN DOUBLE SUBJECTS OR OBJECTS
- Bob and I had lunch.
- They promoted Bob and me.
NOTICE that it is possible that the object comes in the beginning of the sentence.
It is me who proofread the content before it was submitted.
CLUE 3 very often, AFTER THE VERB TO BE WE USE THE OBJECT PRONOUN
- It is you and me in this old photo.
- I am me, and you are you.
- That person over there is me in the photo.
LISTENING AND PRACTICE 1
DIVIDED USAGE Some forms have always existed in the language, but have been eradicated by eighteenth and nineteenth century British grammarians, often because they thought that English grammar should imitate Latin, which was considered a superior language. Examples:
- John and me went to the cinema.
- between you and I
People are now more tolerant of such forms, so they are becoming more common.
They are, however, restricted to a very informal style. They are not correct in formal speech or writing.