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When to use "me", "myself" and "I" - Emma Bryce

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Me, myself, and I. You may be tempted to use these words interchangeably, because they all refer to the same thing. But in fact, each one has a specific role in a sentence: ‘I’ is a subject pronoun, ‘me’ is an object pronoun, and ‘myself’ is a reflexive or intensive pronoun. Emma Bryce explains what each role reveals about where each word belongs.

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  • Educator Emma Bryce
  • Animator Henry Chung, Plamen Ananiev, Mark Storer, Hannah de Spon
  • Composer Tom Jordan
  • Narrator Addison Anderson

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