Writing for Business - A Whatis.com Blog

Aug 20 2008   10:39PM GMT

Quiz: Writing for business 0821

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore

Which is correct?

girl-in-front-of-mirror.jpg If you have any questions, please call Peggy or ________.

a. me
b. myself
c. I

Answer: A (me)

The easy way to decide whether to use me or I when you refer to yourself and another person is to take the other person out of the equation. (You would never say “Please call I.”)

Why not myself? The only proper way to refer to yourself as yourself is reflexively, to say something like: “I distinguish myself from lesser writers by always choosing the correct pronoun.”

 Comment on this Post

There was an error processing your information. Please try again later.
Thanks. We'll let you know when a new response is added.
Send me notifications when other members comment.

REGISTER or login:

Forgot Password?
By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy

Forgot Password

No problem! Submit your e-mail address below. We'll send you an e-mail containing your password.

Your password has been sent to:

Share this item with your network: