You and me and I

A vampire’s quick look at the proper use of “I” or “me” in sentences:

Most everyone is accustomed now to using “I” as the subject pronoun in a sentence:

“The vampire and I slipped through the city’s shadows, a chill without source.”

NOT

“The vampire and me slipped through the city’s shadows, a chill without source.”

After all, if you removed the vampire, would you say “Me slipped through the city’s shadows…”? No.

But because we’re taught to use “I” as a subject pronoun, saying, “The vampire and I slipped through the city’s shadows…” we often try to correct what isn’t wrong when it becomes the object:

“You glance behind at the trailing shadow with a shiver for him and I.

or

“You glance behind at the trailing shadow with a shiver for him and me.

Which is correct? The easiest way to find out is to remove the other person “him.”

“You glance behind at the trailing shadow with a shiver for I.

or

“You glance behind at the trailing shadow with a shiver  for me.

Obviously, you’d use “me.” “I” is the subject pronoun; “me” is the object pronoun.

“Anton and I raised our cups. You poured the blood for him and me.”

“Now it’s our turn. Cups to the sky, let’s milk the moonbeams, cream for the blood they’ve given you and me.”

REMEMBER: Remove the other person, and you’ll know which pronoun to use.

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