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    "I"."Me"."Myself"

    Hello again, I got a question that related to I,Me and Myself for the grouping order. Here is an example:
    A group of people (John,Bob,Mark and myself) went to a supermarket. The correct way of saying it is:
    John,Bob,Mark and I went to the supermarket.

    But that's the only way i know how to say those name grammatically correct.So what other combination are grammatically correct? My friends usually use the sequence like Me,John,Bob and Mark went to the supermarket-which is wrong.

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    Re: "I"."Me"."Myself"

    Quote Originally Posted by kazewolf View Post
    Hello again,
    I've got a question that relates to I, me and myself for the grouping order. Here is an example:

    A group of people (John, Bob, (leave a space after a comma or full stop) Mark and myself) went to a supermarket. The correct way of saying it is:
    John, Bob, Mark and I went to the supermarket.

    But that's the only way I know how to use those names grammatically correctly. So (In a reply to another poster you advised him/her not to start a sentence with 'so'.) What other combinations are grammatically correct? My friends usually use the sequence like Me, John, Bob and Mark went to the supermarket-which is wrong. Most native speakers say it like this in informal conversation, even though we know it's wrong.

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    You probably know that me is correctly used in the objective case:

    'John bought doughnuts for Bob, Mark and me.'

    'Myself is used reflexively:

    'I want this job doing properly, so I'll do it myself.'

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    Re: "I"."Me"."Myself"

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    You probably know that me is correctly used in the objective case:

    'John bought doughnuts for Bob, Mark and me.'
    What about "Bob and Mark went me to a supermarket"?

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    Re: "I"."Me"."Myself"

    Quote Originally Posted by vgv8 View Post
    What about "Bob and Mark went with me to a supermarket"?
    This is OK.

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    Re: "I"."Me"."Myself"

    Thank you Rover for the edit and the way how to use it

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    Re: "I"."Me"."Myself"

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    What about "Bob and Mark went with me to a supermarket"?
    How would one say if I did not use my own legs but only Bob and Mark's legs while I was went to a supermarket?

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    Re: "I"."Me"."Myself"

    Quote Originally Posted by vgv8 View Post
    How would one say if I did not use my own legs but only Bob and Mark's legs while I was went to a supermarket?
    I'm having trouble visualising that scenario, vgv.

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    Re: "I"."Me"."Myself"

    Quote Originally Posted by vgv8 View Post
    How would one say if I did not use my own legs but only Bob and Mark's legs while I was went to a supermarket?
    What about?


    • Bob and Mark carried me to the supermarket.

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    Re: "I"."Me"."Myself"

    Quote Originally Posted by vgv8 View Post
    How would one say if I did not use my own legs but only Bob and Mark's legs while I was went to a supermarket?
    "Bob and Mark took/carried me to the supermarket" perhaps. It would depend on what you mean.

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    Re: "I"."Me"."Myself"

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    "Bob and Mark took/carried me to the supermarket" perhaps. It would depend on what you mean.
    Whatever it means, vgv, only me is correct.

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