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I Me We And Us


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I Me We And Us

  1. 1. Using I, Me, We, and Us Correctly
  2. 2. You’re Invited! Summer’s coming…let’s beat the heat, Grab your earmuffs and lace those skates on your feet! Earl and me invite you to our skating party on April 9. Please celebrate our birthdays with we. Come, eat, and skate with we and our friends. Earl and me ask that you rent your own ice skates. Just show this invitation from I and Earl to get in. Our parents will be with we at the rink. They are helping Earl and I with the party. No gifts for me Earl, please. Us would like you to bring a toy for charity, instead. Please respond to Earl or me by April 7.
  3. 3. <ul><li>When we were writing our “phonebook” papers, I read sentences like this one : </li></ul><ul><li>“ Me and my friend Joe were on top of the Empire State Building.” </li></ul><ul><li>This is NOT a correct sentence! </li></ul>Using I and Me
  4. 4. <ul><li>Use the pronoun I as the subject of your sentence after forms of the linking verb be . </li></ul><ul><li>My friend Joe and I were on top of the Empire State Building. </li></ul>Using I and Me
  5. 5. <ul><li>Use the pronoun me after action verbs or words such as: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>to , for, with , in , or at </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Climb to the top of the Empire State Building with my friend Joe and me. </li></ul>Using I and Me
  6. 6. <ul><li>You may have trouble deciding whether to use I or me when they are joined with nouns or other pronouns. </li></ul><ul><li>To help you decide, say the sentence with only I or me . </li></ul>Using I and Me
  7. 7. <ul><li>When you use I or me with nouns or other pronouns, always name yourself last . </li></ul>Using I and Me
  8. 8. <ul><li>Sometimes you have to use the pronouns we and us with a noun to make it clear whom you are talking about . </li></ul><ul><li>We girls took our places on the field. </li></ul>Using We and Us
  9. 9. <ul><li>Use the same pronoun as you would if the noun were not there . </li></ul><ul><li>Use we with noun subjects or after linking verbs . </li></ul><ul><li>Use the pronoun us with a noun that follows an action verb or a word such as to , for , with , or at . </li></ul>Using We and Us
  10. 10. <ul><li>To decide whether we or us is correct, read the sentence without the noun . </li></ul>Using We and Us
  11. 11. <ul><li>(Us, We) classmates were invited to their party. </li></ul>We Practice Makes Perfect!
  12. 12. <ul><li>Brett will ride to the party with (us, we) boys. </li></ul>Us Practice Makes Perfect!
  13. 13. <ul><li>(Earl and I, Earl and me) will skate together. </li></ul>Earl and I Practice Makes Perfect!
  14. 14. <ul><li>She invited (me and Daria, Daria and me) to a slumber party afterwards. </li></ul>Daria and me Practice Makes Perfect!
  15. 15. <ul><li>Underline the correct word in parentheses to complete each riddle correctly. </li></ul><ul><li>Then write the answer to each riddle on the line below. </li></ul>D.I.Y. Time