Me, myself or I?

People often use I because they want to come across as being polite. Or a bit posh. Wrong! So when do you use me, myself or I?

The absolutely easiest way to remember is to simply take the other person out of the sentence.

Jack and I/me went to the cinema.
I went to the cinema.

The letter had to be signed by Sharon and I/me.
The letter had to be signed by me.

So, when do you use myself? Only use myself when you have used I earlier in the same sentence.

I am not particularly fond of goat cheese myself.
I kept all the chocolates to myself.

Never write I, myself. Unless you’re a politician. Or you want to look like an eeejitt.

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  • Nina Gardner
    Posted at 08:30h, 22 May Reply


    love the new look of the website! Plus the fab tips you offer. Not being a native-speaker, this post is great and easy to explain to others, perfect.

    Keep the posts coming…


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