Me, Myself, and I

Hello, my lovely hummingbirds!

Today, we’re going to discuss something you all love talking about: Yourselves! Yes, my sweet little darlings! We are going to pretend for a couple of minutes that the world does in fact, revolve around you (wouldn’t some McDonald’s-loving wanker in Mar-a-Lago love that?)

Alright. So there has been much talk throughout the ages about when to use “I” and when to use “me”. People who say: “Me and my friend saw that movie” are the reason why acid rain exists.

I’ve already blogged about this, but either the title confused you, or you didn’t care to read it, because I keep seeing the same mistake over and over again. So I’m here to do my part in making Planet Earth more beautiful by going over this lesson again:

When to use “I”:

Pretend for a moment that you are the only one who performed the action. Using the same example I already illustrated above, let’s talk about watching a movie. Would you say:

“I watched that movie last night?” orMe watched that movie last night?”

You are only allowed to use the latter if you learned English yesterday or are still in the process of learning it. For the rest of you MAGA people, if you’re going to insist that those around you “speak American”, you better start by learning your own language well yourself.

Thus, the correct way of saying it is “My friend and I watched that movie last night”.

When to use “Me”:

By the same token, if you would say “me”, keep it the same way as if you were the only subject in the sentence:

“Reading that book took me on an exciting adventure.”

“Reading that book took my friend and me on an exciting adventure.”

Easy peasy!

Alright, beautiful pupils of wisdom. That is all for today’s simple lesson. I hope you all have a wonderful day!

Much love,

The Fairy Godwriter

 

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