What’s the difference between I and Me?

Last updated Jan 22, 2024
By Gwenydd Jones

Even native speakers of English are often unsure about the differences between I and me. For two tiny little words, they cause a lot of confusion. Let’s drill down into some detailed grammar and see if you know when to use I and me correctly! 

Mom and I or Mom and me? Many of us have a vague idea that using and me is wrong and so we default to using and I. But it’s not always correct. 

The secret about the difference between I and me is whether the word is acting as a subject or an object in the sentence. I is a subject pronoun, while me is an object pronoun

Maybe you knew that already, or perhaps grammar is all Greek to you. So, how good are you? Test yourself with our quiz!

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Difference between I and me quiz

Choose the grammatically correct sentence.

1a. The jockey asked she and I to get out of the way.

1b. The jockey asked her and me to get out of the way.

2a. She is weirder than me.

2b. She is weirder than I.

3a Morpheus and I went to the concert.

3b Morpheus and me went to the concert.

4a. You can’t disco dance as well as I.

4b. You can’t disco dance as well as me.

Scroll down for the answers.

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Quiz answers

1b. This sentence needs object pronouns her and me.

2a. This sentence needs subject pronouns: she is weirder than I (am).

3a. You can see which option is correct by removing the other person and seeing if the sentence still makes sense. If you take out “Morpheus and” the sentence would be “I went to the concert”, which is correct. If you take away “Morpheus and” from the second sentence it would be “Me went to the concert”, which is incorrect.

4a. This sentence needs subject pronouns: you can’t disco dance as well as I (can).

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Written by Gwenydd Jones

Gwenydd Jones is a Spanish- and French-to-English translator, an SEO blogger and a course creator. She is the founder of The Translator's Studio and the lead teacher on its courses. Connect with Gwenydd on LinkedIn or contact her through this website.

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