Me or I?

If you are not sure whether to use me or I then try this simple test.

  • Arthur and me got home at 5.
  • Arthur and I got home at 5.

Re-write your sentence leaving me or I in but take out the other person.

Compare:

  • Me got home at 5.
    (Sounds wrong.)
  • I got home at 5.
    (Sounds good.)
  • They are going to send my wife and I a package.
    (Original sentence.)
  • They are going to send I a package.
    (Sounds wrong.)
  • They are going to send me a package.
    (Sounds good.)
  • They are going to send my wife and me a package.
    (The final sentence.)
  • Jim and me are going to the beach.
  • Me am going to the beach.
  • Jim and I are going to the beach.