(a). Use I as a nominative form personal pronoun (when the pronoun is the subject of a verb).
Example: I wrote to Eileen McIntyre.
(b). Use me as an objective form personal pronoun (when the pronoun is the direct or indirect object of a verb).
Example: My sister-in-law and brother surprised Eric and me with…
(c) Use myself as a compound personal pronoun To emphasize a noun or pronoun already expressed.
Example: I will contact her myself.
Two tips that will help you avoid this common me/myself/I business grammar error:
1. Simply omit all words between the subject/verb and pronoun:
My sister-in-law and brother surprised Eric and I.
“My sister-in-law surprised I” – sounds odd to the ear. You’ll know immediately that “My sister-in-law surprised me” is correct. Omit the injected words for a quick check.
2. Myself is rarely used in business writing. If you were, for some odd reason, never allowed to include myself in business documents, you would never miss it.
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