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me / myself / I

I

Use when the speaker is the subject of the sentence (or part of a compound subject).

Hint: Usually appears in the first part of a sentence.

  • I am taking the bus.
  • Gabe and I are taking the bus.

me

Use when the speaker is the object of the sentence (or the object of a prepositional phrase).

Hint: Usually appears in the later part of a sentence.

  • The librarian helped me.
  • The librarian helped Gabe and me.
  • She made a scarf for me.

myself

Use as the object when the speaker is both the subject ("I") and the object ("myself").

  • I dried myself off with a towel.
  • I poured myself a glass of water.

 

Instructions for the Quiz:

Fill in each blank with me, myself, or I.