Grain of Grammar: I or Me?

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Students often come to ECLA to learn business English; proper grammar is an important part of communicating well in any business situation! Read about one of the most common mistakes English speakers make, and how you can fix it….

Language Tip: I or Me

People often have trouble deciding whether to use “I” or “me” when speaking English. Usually this problem happens when talking about things you do with other people. For example, should you say “John and me went to the store” or “John and I went to the store?”

Here’s an easy trick to remember: Think of the sentence without the other person’s name. Then decide which one is better.

John and me went to the store.

John and I went to the store.

That way you can see that “John and I went to the store” is the correct option. This quick trick is a great way to help you remember when to use “I” or “me!”


Want some more tips on grammar? Check out our other “Grain of Grammar” blog posts!