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Oct 16 2008   11:54AM GMT

Writing for Business – I/me

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

handshake2.jpg Which is correct?

The vendor promised both my boss and ______ that their new product is backwards compatible .
a. I
b. me

Answer: b

Explanation:  When in doubt, remove the extra words between the subject and verb and trust your ear. You wouldn’t say “the vendor promised I”, would you?  You need an object pronoun here. Choose me.

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