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My teacher told Terry and (I/me) to collect the books. Which is correct? — Modou , United Kingdom
The correct choice is 'me' because 'Terry and me' is the object of the verb 'told' and 'me' is the object pronoun: My teacher told Terry and me to collect the books.
Use 'I' when it is the subject of the verb, as in 'Terry and I told the teacher to collect the books.'
Below are more examples of when to use 'I' and 'me.'
James and I love going on hikes in the park.
Cheryl and I had to leave the party early.
My sister and I gave the flowers to our mother.
Jason and Megan sent Kelly and me a letter in the mail.
The manager told my mom and me that we would get a full refund for the faulty product.
He gave the ball to my brother and me.
I hope this helps.
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