Pronouns

ME or I?

Object pronouns


An object pronoun replaces the object of the verb.

  • Mariama calls me every day.
  • Tabatha cracked the egg. She cracked it.

Examples

  • They gave me a gift.
  • He calls you when he needs information.
  • He buys her an ice cream.
  • She buys him an ice cream.
  • The bird is hungry. She feeds it bread.
  • They invite us every summer.
  • (Fabien and Inge) We sent you the invitation.
  • The students are writing an exam. The teacher gave them pencils.

An object pronoun functions as an object of the verb

  • What did we send? We sent it.
  • To whom did we send the invitation? We sent it to them.
  • To whom did the teacher give pencils? She gave them pencils.
  • To whom did they give a gift? They gave me a gift.

Tip: Object pronouns never function as subjects of the verb.

Object pronouns: me, you, him, her, it, us, you, them.


  • It is for me. It = subject pronoun. Me = object pronoun.
  • Cynthia gave me the flower. She gave it to me. She = subject pronoun. It = object pronoun. Me = object pronoun.
  • The book was about them. It was about them. It = subject pronoun. Them = object pronoun.
  • The conversation was between you and me. It was between you and me. It = subject pronoun. You = object pronoun. Me = object pronoun.

Examples

  • Paolo likes it.
  • The chocolate cake is for me.
  • He gave me a slice of cake.
  • The chocolate cake is for you.
  • They gave you a slice of cake.
  • The chocolate cake is for him.
  • We gave him a slice of cake.
  • The chocolate cake is for her.
  • I gave her a slice of cake.
  • I baked it (the chocolate cake) for dinner.
  • The chocolate cake is for us.
  • He gave us a slice of cake.
  • The chocolate cake is for you. (Ariel and Drew)
  • We gave you (Ariel and Drew) a slice of cake.
  • The chocolate cake is for them. (The dinner guests)
  • She gave them a slice of cake.

Tip: Subject pronouns never function as objects of the verb.

  • We do not say “She gave Gabriella and I flowers” We say Gabriella and me.
  • We do not say “This conversation is between you and I.” We say between you and me.
  • We do not say “The manager told she and I about the project.” We say us (her and me.)
  • We do not say “The manager told Frankie and I about the project.” We say Frankie and me.

Tip: Object pronouns replace direct and indirect objects.

We say: about me/him/her, to me/him/her, for me/him/her, from me/him/her, between you and me/him/her, tell me/him/her, give me/him/her, gave it to me/him/her, ask me/him/her … We never use I/he/she because they are subject pronouns.


Note: Me can be used with than when than is used as a preposition

  • She is younger than me.

Tip: Both “She is younger than me” and “She is younger than I” are considered correct.

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