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# Ok, this is driving me nuts. When to use "I" and

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Ok, this is driving me nuts. When to use "I" and when to use "Me"

1. After lot of eating, the owner called us to close the diner, Tom, Sue and ME / I.

2. Anyone on either team except Jane and Me / I can get a respid.

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27 Jan 2010, 12:18
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Ok, this is driving me nuts. When to use "I" and when to use "Me"

1. After lot of eating, the owner called us to close the diner, Tom, Sue and ME / I.

2. Anyone on either team except Jane and Me / I can get a respid.

1. After lot of eating, the owner called us to close the diner, Tom, Sue and Me.

2. Anyone on either team except Jane and I can get a respid.[/quote]

The Bold faced part refers to the subject in the sentences.Me is used when the it does not form the subject of the sentence whereas I is used when it is a part of the sentence.
For more details refer to Manhattan SC - Pronoun Reference.

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27 Jan 2010, 14:55
the 1st one is correct, however, in the second question the answer is ME. Don't know how..

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21 Nov 2010, 19:57
In case any of you all are still waiting for this answer, check out my post here:

subject-object-pronoun-102343.html
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21 Nov 2010, 20:34
HopefulOldie wrote:
Ok, this is driving me nuts. When to use "I" and when to use "Me"

1. After lot of eating, the owner called us to close the diner, Tom, Sue and ME / I.

2. Anyone on either team except Jane and Me / I can get a respid.

IMO

The key to these types of questions is to separate action performing subject from the complex subject list.

1) Action perf sub - the OWNER => Tom, Sue and ME
2) Action perf sub - Anyone => Jane and ME
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22 Nov 2010, 02:54
HopefulOldie wrote:
the 1st one is correct, however, in the second question the answer is ME. Don't know how..

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22 Nov 2010, 08:49
Here's a copy of that old post, along with an addition based on this question:

Subject pronouns (he, she, who...) are used to replace the subject in the sentence. You can identify the subject because it is the thing which is DOING the action:

He works at the store.
She loves to swim.
Who is going to the party?

The object form (her, his, whom...) replaces a noun when that noun is the object of the verb (i.e. it is having the action done TO it.

I am going to her party. (I am the one going; "her" does not have its own verb.)
I told him the secret. (I am the one doing the telling; I just told the secret to "him" but the "him" does not have its own verb.)
To whom should I send the letter? (I am sending the letter TO "whom" but "whom" doesn't have its own verb.)

So, in the examples in this thread, mojorising800 says:

Quote:
"1. After lot of eating, the owner called us to close the diner, Tom, Sue and Me.

2. Anyone on either team except Jane and I can get a respid.

The Bold faced part refers to the subject in the sentences. Me is used when the it does not form the subject of the sentence whereas I is used when it is a part of the sentence."[/quote]

He is correct! I would argue that neither of these sentences would be correct answers on the GMAT for other reasons, but the subject and object pronouns are used correctly.

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