I wrote this, because I constantly see how some of the best writers (and their editors)(i.m.o.) on the site get this wrong.
And it makes me cringe every time I see it. So here's the thing I wrote, copied from when
Lazeez replied to my submission:
> Here's my short piece about me vs. I
> Header: "Frank and me" vs. "Jan and I"
> It is used wrongly way too often. And the solution is
> so very easy.
> All you have to do is leave out the other person, and
> see if the sentence still makes sense!
> Frank and I went to the cinema.
> (Frank and) I went to the cinema.
> Joan invited (Frank and) me to the cinema.
> Joan invited (Frank and) I to the cinema.
> "Joan invited I to the movies" -- that makes no sense.
> Nor does "() me went to the park to watch a game".
> So it's easy to see which one's right when you apply
> this simple test.
> Just leave the other person out of the sentence, in
> your mind, and see if it still sounds right.
> You should use 'I' when 'I' is the actor, the subject
> of the sentence.
> You should use 'me' when 'I' am the object to whom
> something is being done.
> That's all folks. Please, fellow editors, think about
> this before you let it slip through .... ;-)
It's a good short tutorial, but I don't think a single issue
warrants its own entry in the guides and resources.
You should post this on the site's forum in the editor or
authors' hang out section.
so here it is, posted to the author's hangout :-)