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    I would like to know the difference between "I" and "me".

    1, It happened when "I" and my friend was walking to school.
    2, It happened when "me" and my friend was walking to school.

    Have a great holiday!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered
    I would like to know the difference between "I" and "me".

    1, It happened when "I" and my friend was walking to school.
    2, It happened when "me" and my friend was walking to school.

    Have a great holiday!
    I try to explain it to you with examples.

    "I" is used, when you do something (active)
    "me" is used, when somthing happens to you (passive)

    1.) I gave her the book.
    2.) She gave me a book.

    1.) Can I help you?
    2.) Would you please help me?

    1.) I am walking with my friends to school.
    2.) My friends are walking with me to school.

    I hope that helps you.
    Kind regards,
    Dany

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered
    I would like to know the difference between "I" and "me".

    1, It happened when "I" and my friend was walking to school.
    2, It happened when "me" and my friend was walking to school.

    Have a great holiday!
    In addition , here's a trick that may help. In general, "I" comes before the verb, and "me" comes after the verb, like this,

    1a) It happened when I was walking to school.
    => "I" comes before the verb was walking.

    1b) It happened to me.
    => "me" comes after the verb happened.

    By the way, it's considered polite to place the other person before you, e.g., my friend and I, my friend and me, like this,

    2a) It happened when my friend and I were walking to school.
    2b) It happened to my friend and me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea
    In addition , here's a trick that may help. In general, "I" comes before the verb, and "me" comes after the verb, like this,

    1a) It happened when I was walking to school.
    => "I" comes before the verb was walking.

    1b) It happened to me.
    => "me" comes after the verb happened.

    By the way, it's considered polite to place the other person before you, e.g., my friend and I, my friend and me, like this,

    2a) It happened when my friend and I were walking to school.
    2b) It happened to my friend and me.
    That's really a better explanation
    Thanks
    Last edited by Dany; 24-Dec-2004 at 12:40.

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