When to use I instead of me.


This is the sentence: "Dan stayed with me and Julie during the show."

Or should it be: "Dan stayed with Julie and I during the show."?


Personally, I think that the first one is correct because if you take the third person (Julie) out of the sentence it would read, "Dan stayed with me during the show." You certainly wouldn't say, "Dan stayed with I during the show." Right?

asked Jan 16 '12 at 23:58 Rachel Kelly New member

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Your second sentence is wrong.  I prefer writing this sentence ....

Dan stayed with Julie and me during the show.

link comment answered Jan 17 '12 at 11:29 Z. A. Jazley Expert

I remember which to use by considering exactly what you said: I think of it in terms of one subject and one object.


"Dan stayed with me during the show."


"Dan and I stayed with Julie during the show."


"Dan stayed with Julie and me during the show."


The use of "I" v. "me" is dependent upon whether the speaker is the subject of the sentence or the object of it.

link comment answered May 03 '12 at 22:17 Fiona Druce New member

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