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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.”

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