Origin of me
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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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This fancy spice pack pairs with four different spirits—vodka, tequila, aquavit, and gin—to ensure the perfect morning pick-me-up.The Daily Beast’s 2014 Holiday Gift Guide: For the Don Draper in Your Life|Allison McNearney|November 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Tsongas and Rep. Mike Michaud (D-ME) have led the charge for an all-American recruit shoe in Congress.New Balance Lobbies Congress to Make the U.S. Military's Only Running Shoe|Tim Mak|September 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But instead of a witty pop song, we have yet more woe-is-me-feel-my-pain from an overpaid, over-cosseted celebrity.
I would rather not say it annoys me because it sounds so aggrieved and me-centered.The Author Of The Summer's Hit Paranoid Fantasy Opens Up|William O’Connor|August 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Played in reverse that becomes ‘Here’s me/Here I am/What we have lost/I am the messenger of love.
And yet these years spent in cafés and in studios have not turned them out into the world a devil-me-care lot of dreamers.The Real Latin Quarter|F. Berkeley Smith
Great fire at Eastport, Me., by which the larger portion of the business part of the town was destroyed.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
Desertion doesn't mean a sea of water between, it means an ocean of self-will and love-me-first between.You Never Know Your Luck, Complete|Gilbert Parker
For he's the soul of honor, Thyrsis; and he can't help how he feels about me-any more than I can help it.Love's Pilgrimage|Upton Sinclair
Her silk parasol, of the blue of a forget-me-not, rested against her knee, and at her breast was a cream-tinted rose.The Rake's Progress|Marjorie Bowen
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Other Idioms and Phrases with me
see dear me; so help me.