Me, myself, and I may refer to the same person, but they are not interchangeable. Myself should be the one you hear the least, but it’s often used incorrectly in place of me.
Me is an object pronoun, which means that it refers to the person that the action of a verb is being done to, or to whom a preposition refers.
They want me to study more.
Tell me a story.
Between you and me, he’s right.
Carol wants to meet with John and me tomorrow.
The book was written entirely by me.
Please call Hillary or me with any questions.
Myself is a reflexive or stressed pronoun, which means that, generally speaking, it should be used in conjunction with the subject pronoun I, not instead of the object pronoun me.
I bought myself a car.
I myself started the company.
I did the laundry by myself.
I feel like myself again.
Tired of waiting, I just did it myself.
The Bottom Line
Myself can be used for stress, but most grammarians won’t allow it to be used alone – they reject constructions like “Carol wants to meet with John and myself” (correct: with John and me) and “The book was written entirely by myself” (correct: by me personally).
Just remember that myself can be reflexive (I’m doing something to/for myself) or emphatic (I myself). Otherwise, you probably want to use me.
The correct way to write “Carol wants to meet with John and myself” is “Carol wants to meet with John and I,” right?
No. “With” is a preposition, and you can’t use I after a preposition. The correct sentence is “Carol wants to meet with John and me.” See https://www.lawlessenglish.com/english-mistakes/i-vs-me/ for more info.
Oh no!… I just emailed a response via email and said: “I will ask Tom and the Controller if they will be available to attend. If not, it will only be myself”. Based on your replies, my response was totally incorrect 🙁
I bet next time you need to say something similar, you won’t use the incorrect word! 🙂
No, the correct would be: “Carol wants to meet with John and me”
If you take John out of the sentence, it would not be “Carol wants to meet with I”, it would be “Carol wants to meet with me” so anything else you add doesn’t change the “me”. To some people, it may sound better to the ear if you say “Carol wants to meet with me and John”.
When I write a dialogue, which one (pronoun) do I use?
Andy: How are you?
Me: I’m fine, thank you.
“Me” is correct?
Yes, “me” is correct there.
Which is correct? Your gift was very thoughtful and appreciated by (Rosemarie and me) or (Rosemarie and myself)
“by Rosemarie and me”
Which is correct? The patient will either be followed by Dr. Smith or me, or The patient will either be followed by Dr. Smith or myself?
Me, as explained in “the bottom line.”
Is it correct to introduce one self as ” Myself Dilip” or should it be “I am Dilip”
Never introduce yourself as “Myself Dilip”. Use either “I am Dilip” or “My name is Dilip”.
Which is correct:
“A little bit about me” or “a little bit about myself”?
Probably “myself,” because even if you don’t explicitly say the first few words, the basic idea is that you’re saying something like “I’m going to tell you a little bit about myself” – myself is used in conjunction with “I” as in the examples above.
Most scientists–including ____–think that the world is round.
What goes between the dashes — me or myself? I think “me,” girlfriend (who is usually the better grammarian) thinks “myself.” The word is the object of “including” correct?
It seems to me that the rule is that “myself” is used as direct object of a verb, not any time the word is object case (thus, of prepositions, “me” not “myself”).
I would say “me.” Myself is only needed when you’re stressing something: “I did it myself.”
Her point is that “me think that the world is round” is clearly incorrect (under the usual rule of “drop the rest of the phrase and see what fits). And “I” is likewise incorrect.
So either —
— the “drop the rest of the phrase” rule doesn’t fit here (which I think is correct) or
— use “myself” just to weasel out of the problem.
Further thoughts? Please, I need you to go beyond what sounds right to your ear at this moment — tell me the principle. (She’s a lawyer.)
There is no “drop the rest of the phrase” rule – I mentioned that in regard to a specific example: A little bit about me/myself, in which case it seems clear that the person has already said something like “Let *me* tell you a bit about myself” (emphasis added).
In your example, there’s not necessarily any need to stress “myself.” You have to remember that myself is more about style than grammar: it’s for emphasis, to make it very clear that you’re talking about yourself and no one else: I did it myself, I bought it for myself, etc.
Including is a verb, and the default object of that verb is a direct object: me. Myself is an intensive or reflexive pronoun, neither of which necessarily applies here, unless you’ve preceded your example with something like “I’m a scientist, and many scientists – including myself…” But if you’re just talking about science in general and then make that statement, myself is out of place: it’s not needed for stress or to make the sentence reflexive.