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#GrammarTrivia: ‘I’ and ‘me’

“Me and my friends went to local art festival yesterday. It was such an amazing experience for my friends and I.”

What do you think about the two sentences mentioned above? Are they grammatically correct? Although they don’t sound too weird, they are incorrect.

Both ‘I’ and ‘me’ are first person singular pronouns. It means both of them are used when a person refers to himself or herself.

What’s the difference, then?

  • ‘I’ is the subject pronoun. It’s used for the one doing the verb.
  • Meanwhile, ‘me’ is the object pronoun. It’s used as an object of the action of the verb.

Let’s try to use them in a sentence:

  • I wanted to go to business school but my mom asked me to go to medical school instead.”

It sounds too easy, doesn’t it? However, it gets a bit trickier when another subject/object is added to the context.

Example:

  • You and I should get dinner tonight.”
  • “That is a bad idea for you and me.”

The easiest way to determine the right form of pronoun is to remove the other subject/object and leave the ‘I/me’ intact.

Example:

  • I should get dinner tonight.” (correct)
  • “That is a bad idea for me.” (correct)

Practice

Let’s have a little bit of practice now, shall we?

1. (me/I) played soccer on a concrete field but then (me/I) fell. Now the bruise is killing (me/I).
I – me – me
I – me – I
I – I – me
correct!
I – I – I
2. She and (me/I) will go to the bookstore tomorrow. The teacher told her and (me/I) to do some research on Western Culture.
I – I
I – me
correct!
me – I
me – me
3. Saras and (me/I) got C on Advanced Calculus last semester. It was devastating for (me/I) and Saras.
me – me
I – I
me – I
I – me

Compiled and written by @bintilvice for @EnglishTips4U on Friday, September 9, 2016

 

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#EngGame: Where am I?

Happy Chinese New Year to those celebrating! :D

 

So how has your day been? Heard everyone is on holiday :)

@renggasanti: holiday and it’s cold. It was 22°c here…” well it’s 8 degrees in London hehe

@english_pku: It’s been quite rainy, hopefully a prosperous rain :)” heard it’s luck if it rains on Chinese New Year day :)

Since some of you are bored, let’s do a bit of #EngGame :)

There will be 3 questions that you have to guess the event I am describing :)

Are you ready? :)

Here we go!

 

QUESTIONS

Q1. It’s full of people, I am wearing a hat that I can only wear today, usually its little rope like moved from one side to another by my senior teacher. Which event am I in?

Q2. Everyone would sit on the side of the stage, looking at someone walking from one end to the other, posing, looking fashionable. Where am I?

Q3. It is a big field, people singing shouting supporting their teams, you see the ball kicked from the other side to another. By the keepers when one fails to goal. Where am I?

You have 15 minutes to answer :)

 

 

 

ANSWERS

So we have our answers! Here they are!

A1. I am on my “@youyaa_: graduation day”

A2. I am at a “@tini_tea: Fashion show ”

A3. I am at a “@BhayanRiyan: football match”

 

Did any of you got all answers right? :D

@tini_tea: Yup!”

Well done to all fellas who have answered all of them well! :)

Hope you had fun tonight with our short #EngGame!

 

Compiled and written by @daedonghae at @EnglishTips4u on February 19, 2015