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Using I, me, my, mine, and myself correctly.

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____ is better than yours.

 
 
 

It is ____ bag.

 
 
 

Tina and _____ are not coming for the picnic.

 
 
 

Those clothes are ____.

 
 
 

Sarah and ___ are going for a movie.

 
 
 

I burnt ____ while cooking chicken.

 
 
 

I cooked the meal _____!

 
 
 

Sasha spoke to Tim and ____.

 
 
 

I like sitting by the window _____.

 
 
 

The dog followed Sam and ___ to the door.

 
 
 

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If you’re confused by the words I, me, my, mine, and myself, you’re not alone! In this lesson, you will learn the difference between them and when to use the right one.

I and ME

is the subject – the person who does the action in the sentence. Only use “I” when you are referring to yourself in the subject of the sentence. In other words, you are the one taking action.

I gave John the book.

Me is the object – the person who receives the action in the sentence. The pronoun “me” should be used when someone else will perform the action to, or for, you.

John gave me the book.
OR: John gave the book to me. 

When there are more than one subject or object people do get a little confused , so we will see how to use it correctly

John and I saw Jane at the party.

John = subject
I = subject
Jane= object

The teacher called Jim and me.
The teacher = subject
Jim = object
me = object

MY and MINE

Use ‘my’ before the word, and use ‘mine’ after the word. Remember ‘my’ is always followed by noun where as mine replaces the noun.

  • John is my friend.
  • John is a friend of mine.
  • Those are my glasses.
  • Those glasses are mine.

MYSELF

The pronoun “myself” should only be used when you are performing the action on yourself. No one else can do anything to yourself.

The word myself is used in two cases:

Case 01 – When you do something to yourself

Eg) I accidentally cut myself with the knife.

Case 02 – For emphasis – when you want to emphasize the “I”

Eg) I baked this cake myself!

BY MYSELF

The expression by myself means alone:

I went out to dinner by myself.

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