the objective case of I, used as a direct or indirect object: They asked me to the party. Give me your hand.
Informal. (used instead of the pronoun I in the predicate after the verb to be): It's me.
Informal. (used instead of the pronoun my before a gerund): Did you hear about me getting promoted?
of or involving an obsessive interest in one's own satisfaction: the me decade.
Me and other objective forms have also replaced the subjective forms in speech in constructions like Me neither; Not us; Who, them? and in comparisons after as or than: She's no faster than him at getting the answers. When the pronoun is the subject of a verb that is expressed, the nominative forms are used: Neither did I. She's no faster than he is at getting the answers. See also than.
3. When a verb form ending in -ing functions as a noun, it is traditionally called a gerund: Walking is good exercise. She enjoys reading biographies. Usage guides have long insisted that gerunds, being nouns, must be preceded by the possessive form of the pronouns or nouns ( my; your; her; his; its; our; their; child's; author's ) rather than by the objective forms ( me; you; him; her; it; us; them ): The landlord objected to my (not me ) having guests late at night. Several readers were delighted at the author's (not author ) taking a stand on the issue. In standard practice, however, both objective and possessive forms appear before gerunds. Possessives are more common in formal edited writing, but the occurrence of objective forms is increasing; in informal writing and speech objective forms are more common: Many objections have been raised to the government (or government's ) allowing lumbering in national parks. “Does anyone object to me (or my ) reading this report aloud?” the moderator asked.
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How to use me in a sentence
This word takes numerous forms both in M. E. and in Anglo-French.Chaucer's Works, Volume 1 (of 7) -- Romaunt of the Rose; Minor Poems | Geoffrey Chaucer
He has, of course, seen this "literature" (with a sneer), this "newspaper hysteria" about a "c-r-i-m-e wave" (tongue in cheek).Turns about Town | Robert Cortes Holliday
Miss M. E. Ahern: I want to say a word about this matter of having peripatetic meetings.
She wanted to learn if I would immerse her and let her remain in the M. E. Church.Autobiography of Frank G. Allen, Minister of the Gospel | Frank G. Allen
Several of our boys attended divine service at the M. E. Church.An Artilleryman's Diary | Jenkin Lloyd Jones
British Dictionary definitions for me (1 of 6)
refers to the speaker or writer: that shocks me; he gave me the glass
(when used an an indirect object) mainly US a dialect word for myself I want to get me a car
informal the personality of the speaker or writer or something that expresses it: the real me comes out when I'm happy
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a variant spelling of mi
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the methyl group
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(in titles) Most Excellent
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Other Idioms and Phrases with me
see dear me; so help me.
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