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Serenity Carr, Assistant Editor
Should I Use "I" or "Me"?
Friday December 7th 2018
Question
Which of the following sentences is correct? Dad asked John and I to tidy the room. OR Dad asked John and me to tidy the room.  — Carmen, Hong Kong SAR China
Answer

Use "I" when it is the subject of a sentence and use "me" when it is the object of a verb or preposition. Sometimes it can be easier to hear which one is correct if you simplify the sentence:

Dad asked John and I/me to tidy the room. → Dad asked I/me to tidy the room.

 

In the second sentence, "dad asked I" sounds wrong. That's because the pronoun is the object of the verb "asked" so "me" is the correct choice.

 

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