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  1. rosamaria
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    Smile Pronouns

    If me is an object pronoun, why is it used as subject sometimes???


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    Re: Pronouns

    Can you give an example of 'me' as the subject of a sentence?


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    Re: Pronouns

    Quote Originally Posted by David L. View Post
    Can you give an example of 'me' as the subject of a sentence?
    Me being the milkman? No!

  2. glitterstar101
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    Re: Pronouns

    This post has triggered my enthusiasm

    I have usually only seen me as an object but I am sure there are times when it may be the subject

    Just curious
    It was me who was bitten by the Great White Shark.
    The Great White Shark bit me.

    In both of the above sentences; is me acting as the object and the Great White Shark as the doer? (Even when you swap it around to make it passive)

    (Student teacher)


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    Re: Pronouns

    I'm not sure of your context for this sentence, but it sounds like it has been suggested that someone take the part of the 'milkman' in a play, and the person feels the part is beneath them.
    The full sentence is then:

    You see me being(playing) the milkman? No. Never!

    "You want me groveling on the floor? Never." becomes "Me groveling on the floor? Never."

    The colloquial, short-hand version hides the fact that in the full sentence, 'me' is the object of a verb ('see' or 'want') that has been omitted.

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