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Aug 10 2009   7:58PM GMT

Me, myself or I?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
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Business writing
CIO
first person singular
grammar
me/myself/I
pronouns
Quiz
typing Which is correct?

The CFO and ____ are very optimistic about the potential of Metro Ethernet.
a. me
b. myself
c. I

Answer: c

Explanation: I and me are first person singular pronouns. As the subject of the sentence (the “doer”), it’s I. As the object (the focus of the sentence’s action), it’s me. In neither case is myself ever correct.

See more in my guest post for Turner Ink: Abusing “myself” — Understanding the first person singular.

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