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21 English Grammar Rules That Confuse Everyone

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21. The difference between “me” and “I”

The simple distinction is that “I” is a subject, “me” is an object. If you’re tempted to say “My friend and me went to the movies,” try taking your friend out of the equation. Would you say “Me went to the movies?” Likewise, “John met my friend and I at the movies” is wrong – as you’d quickly realize if, again, you left your friend at home (“John met I at the movies???”) And how about “It’s me” vs “It is I?” The latter is correct, strictly speaking, but in practice both are acceptable – and “It is I” sounds stilted and pretentious in anything other than very formal circumstances.

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