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Weekly Error


Please send the memo to John and [I].



Please send the memo to John and [me].


Incorrect pronoun case:

Use the objective case, me, rather than the subjective case, I, when the pronoun is used as the object of a preposition or a verb.


Tip:  To ensure you are using the correct pronoun case when using a pronoun with a proper name, try the sentence without the name.  For example, you wouldn’t say, “Please send the memo to I,” so don’t say, “Please send the memo to John and I.”


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