Writing Tip #101: I vs Me
Updated: Aug 5, 2020
The use of I versus me is used incorrectly more often than not. I won’t bore you with theory of subjects and objects. Instead, try this trick. When you say the following sentences, remove the second person and see if the sentence makes sense.
'The boys and me are going to the pub'. Do you say 'Me is going to the pub'? No, therefore it’s 'the boys and I'.
'Him and her are dating'. Would you say 'him is dating'? It should be 'He and she are dating'.
'Us girls are going out to the mall'. It should be We.
'My mom is giving Rob and I a ride home'. 'Mom is giving I a ride'? In this case, I should be me.