Me

'Me' is a first-person singular pronoun. In this part, we will go through its uses and grammatical rules in English grammar.

The Pronoun "Me" in the English Grammar

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

Use

Me can be the direct object, the indirect object, or the object of prepositions. Take a look:

  • Me as an object pronoun receives the action of the verb and it comes after the main verb. For example:

She loves me.

'Me' receives the action of 'to love.'

He helped me with my homework.

Hello, that is me.

This conversation is probably on the phone.

  • Me as an indirect object receives the direct object. For example:

My sister bought me a book.

'A book' is the direct object and 'me' is the indirect object.

She gave me this pen.

'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 me.

'To' is a preposition.

She is as tall as me.

The second 'as' is a preposition.

She is taller than me.

'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:

He loves me.

'Me' is the direct object pronoun.

He gave me some water.

'Me' as an indirect object is used before the direct object.

He gave it to me.

'Me' as an object is used after the preposition.

Tip

In North American English, me is used instead of 'to myself' or 'for myself.' Look:

I bought me an apple.

This sentence could be 'I bought for myself an apple.'

I gave me a doll.

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:

Silly me! Why didn't I think about that?

Poor me! I have to do the chores by myself.

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