Me is a first-person singular object pronoun. In this lesson, we will discuss when and how to use it.
'Me' as an Object Pronoun
- Me as an object pronoun receives the action of the verb and it comes after the main verb. For example:
'Me' receives the action of 'to love.'
Hello, that is
This conversation is probably on the phone.
- Me as an indirect object receives the direct object. For example:
My sister bought
'A book' is the direct object and 'me' is the indirect object.
'This pen' is a direct object that comes after the indirect object 'me.'
- Me can be an object that is introduced by prepositions. For example:
She gave it to
'To' is a preposition.
She is as tall as
The second 'as' is a preposition.
She is taller than
'Than' is a preposition.
Position in a Sentence
Me as a direct object pronoun is used after the verb, as an indirect object pronoun is used before the direct object, and as an object of the preposition is used after the prepositions. Look:
'Me' is the direct object pronoun.
'Me' as an indirect object is used before the direct object.
He gave it to
'Me' as an object is used after the preposition.
In North American English, me is used instead of 'to myself' or 'for myself.' Look:
This sentence could be 'I bought for myself an apple.'
This sentence could be 'I gave to myself a doll.'
'Me' in Exclamations
Me can be used in exclamations when the speaker or the writer addresses herself or himself. Look: