me

pronoun
\ ˈmē How to pronounce me (audio) \

Definition of me

 (Entry 1 of 3)

objective case of i

Definition of Me (Entry 2 of 3)

methyl

Definition of ME (Entry 3 of 3)

1 or Me Maine
2 managing editor
3 mechanical engineer
4 medical examiner

me or I?: Usage Guide

Pronoun

Me is used in many constructions where strict grammarians prescribe I. This usage is not so much ungrammatical as indicative of the shrinking range of the nominative form: me began to replace I sometime around the 16th century largely because of the pressure of word order. I is now chiefly used as the subject of an immediately following verb. Me occurs in every other position: absolutely who, me? , emphatically me too , and after prepositions, conjunctions, and verbs, including be. come with me you're as big as me it's me Almost all usage books recognize the legitimacy of me in these positions, especially in speech; some recommend I in formal and especially written contexts after be and after as and than when the first term of the comparison is the subject of a verb.

History and Etymology for me

Pronoun

Middle English, from Old English ; akin to Old High German mīh me, Latin me, Greek me, Sanskrit

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“Me.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/me. Accessed 26 Oct. 2021.

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me

pronoun

English Language Learners Definition of me

used to refer to the speaker as the indirect object or direct object of a verb used to refer to the speaker as the object of a preposition

me

pronoun
\ ˈmē How to pronounce me (audio) \

Kids Definition of me

objective case of i

Me., ME

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Kids Definition of Me.

Maine

Me

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Medical Definition of Me

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methyl

ME

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Medical Definition of ME (Entry 2 of 2)

1 medical examiner
2 myalgic encephalomyelitis

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