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John and I vs John and Me: Which Is

The English language is full of grammar rules that even native speakers forget

We see this in the commonly misused phrases John and I vs John and me

In this article, we’ll look at how to use the phrases John and I vs John

Both phrases—John and I and John and me—are correct, but it depends on how you

Other subject pronouns are “you,” “he,” “she,” “it,” “we,” and “they

To decide which pronoun you should use, you need to determine if that pronoun is the subject

The subject in a sentence is the person or thing doing the verb

Gary is the person doing the verb (attending), so he’s the subject of the sentence

The object of the sentence is apples, because that’s “what” Gary loves (verb)

You should use John and I when the two of you are the subject of the sentence

Let’s look at a few sentences to see how this looks in practice

In all the sentences above, John and I are the subjects carrying out the action

You should use John and me when the two of you are the object in a phrase

Here are some sentences to show how John and me should be used:

In all the sentences above, John and me are the object of the sentence—they are receiving

John and me and John and I are both grammatically correct, however, they should not be used

If we remove “John and” the sentence becomes, “I went to the mall

” because once the sentence is shortened to “Me went to the mall,” it doesn’t make sense

Let’s look at how to decide if John and Me is being used correctly

If we removed “John and” the sentence becomes, “The headteacher gave a warning to me

The phrase myself and John is incorrect and should not be used

A rule of thumb to determine if we can use myself and John is to remove “and

If we remove “John and” from the sentence above, it becomes, “Myself drove to the store,” which

Instead, use John and me if the speaker is the object of the sentence, and use John

John and me ends a sentence, and it is used when the speaker is the object of

You might use the wrong pronoun or you might use too many, which will make your writing

Use ProWritingAid’s grammar checker to show you where you might have used a wrong pronoun

Then use the Pronoun Checker to show you if you’re being too repetitive with your pronoun