Myself And My Team Or My Team And I?
If you wish to highlight your inclusion in the team, you can say, “My team and I.” However, when speaking to someone who already knows you are part of the team, “My team” is sufficient. Both options are acceptable, and it ultimately comes down to personal preference.
Is it myself and John or John and I?
It is important to avoid using “myself” with someone’s name, such as “myself and John” or “John and myself,” as both phrases are grammatically incorrect.
Instead, use “John and me” when the speaker is the object of the sentence, and use “John and I” when the speaker is the subject of the sentence.
Is it myself and Jane or Jane and I?
The subject/object rules still apply when referring to multiple people.
When you want to refer to yourself and another person (or several other people) as the subject(s) of the sentence—the people completing an action—you should use “I”. Here are some examples:
Correct: Jane and I went to the store to get more groceries.
In this sentence, both you and Jane are completing the action, so you use “I” to refer to yourself.
Incorrect: Jane and me went to the store to get more groceries.
However, if you want to refer to yourself and another person (or several other people) as the object(s) of the sentence—the people being acted on—you should use “me”.
Correct: Claire served the meal to Sophie and me.
In this sentence, Claire is the subject (the one completing the action), and you and Sophie are the indirect objects (the ones receiving Claire’s action), so you should use “me” to refer to yourself.
Incorrect: Claire served the meal to Sophie and I.
Is it myself and Steve or Steve and I?
There are three widely endorsed prescriptive rules for correct pronoun use:
1. Pronouns connected by coordinating conjunctions like “and” or “or” should be in the same case as a lone pronoun in the same position.
2. First-person pronouns should come last in coordinate noun phrases. This is generally seen as a rule of politeness rather than grammar.
3. When using a form of the verb “to be” to link two noun phrases, the complement should be in the same case as the subject. However, this rule is less commonly followed in modern English.
For example, “Steve and I attended the conference” is considered the prescriptively correct form, according to rules (1) and (2), while “Me and Steve attended the conference” would not be considered as correct.
The third rule, while technically correct, is often disregarded in practice as it can result in unnatural-sounding sentences. For instance, “The other attendee is I” instead of “The other attendee is me.”
Overall, the application of these rules can vary depending on the context and personal preferences, and some prescriptive rules are less strictly followed in modern English.
What is correct grammar myself or I?
Mekita Rivas, a communications associate at SNR, publishes a biweekly feature called “Grammar Guru.” In each installment, the Grammar Guru shares writing tips to help improve the quality of your work. The tips may cover common spelling errors and explore the nuances of the English language.
Grammar Guru Tip #17:
One common source of confusion for both native and non-native English speakers is knowing when to use “me,” “myself,” or “I.” To avoid this confusion, remember the following guidelines:
• “Me” always functions as the object, while “I” is always the subject.
• “Myself” should only be used when you’ve already referred to yourself earlier in the sentence as a reflexive pronoun.
NOT: My friend and myself made lunch.
BUT: I made lunch for my friend and myself.
Pro tip: To decide whether to use “me” or “I” in situations like “someone else and me/I,” remove the other person from the sentence. For instance, “My friend and I went to the store.” If “I went to the store” is correct, then you’re good to go.
If you need additional grammar guidance, the UNL Style Guide is an excellent resource for university employees. For writing questions that the style guide doesn’t cover, feel free to email the Grammar Guru at email@example.com.
Additionally, using the phrase “My team and I” is grammatically correct when referring to oneself and others. It’s essential to acknowledge the contributions of the entire team rather than focusing solely on oneself.