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    Is 'me' needed?

    He asked me, "Do you know the way to the Botanic Gardens?"

    In reported speech, it would be: He asked me if I knew the way to the Botanic Gardens.

    Would it be more correct if I left out the 'me'? Or is 'me' optional?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: Is 'me' needed?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine View Post
    He asked me, "Do you know the way to the Botanic Gardens?"

    In reported speech, it would be: He asked me if I knew the way to the Botanic Gardens.

    Would it be more correct if I left out the 'me'? Or is 'me' optional?
    It's not really a question of being 'more correct. If we wish to make it clear that it was me he asked, not somebody else, then we must include me. If that is not important, then it's optional.

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