Me, Myself or I?
Here are some words you know and use all the time, however perhaps get mixed up from time to time. I mean, why do we really need three words to refer to ourself? I'm not sure the answer to that question, as I didn't make up this crazy language, however I can attempt to help you understand when we use each of these words. Let's take a closer look at the use and then practice using them.
We use this word when something is being done for you or to you. Let's look at an example to make more sense of this definition.
Why did you do that to me? (someone doing something TO you.)
Will you please let me know if anyone calls? (someone is doing something FOR you... they will let you know if someone calls.)
The rule for 'myself' is rather straightforward. You only use the word when you have already said 'I' in the sentence.
You can't study with me tonight? Fine, I will study for the test myself.
As you can see, I already said 'I' in the sentence and therefore, you are referring to yourself again, so you will use 'myself.'
We use 'I' when you are the star subject of the sentence. You are the one doing the action.
I want to go for a walk. (WHO wants to go for a walk? YOU do.)
I'm so tired after working all day. (WHO is tired? YOU are)
Hey, I need some help here! Fill in the blanks and let me know which should be used?
Me, Myself or I?
--- was walking around the mall and a friend stopped --- to say hello. She told --- that she loved my new dress and wanted to know where --- got it? --- told her I would take her to the store I purchased the dress from ---! She was very happy and followed --- through the mall. We arrived at the store and we were looking high and low for this dress. She asked --- if --- was sure I got the dress from here? --- told her I bought it --- from this exact store. --- promise. We requested assistance from a store associate and she told us they ran out of the dress just yesterday and a new shipment will be in tomorrow. We thanked her and my friend and --- went to the food court to grab a bite to eat.
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