Ask the Editor
Serenity Carr, Assistant Editor
Is It "I" or "Me"?
Monday August 24th 2020
Is it "Can you join Duncan and I in the field?" or should it be "Can you join Duncan and me in the field?" — Duncan, United States

"Can you join Duncan and me in the field?" is correct.


Use "I" when it is the subject of a verb and use "me" when it is the object of a verb. In the above sentence, "Duncan and me" is the object of the verb "join."


One way to check if you have the correct pronoun is to take out the other noun:

"Can you join I in the field?" is not correct.

"Can you join me in the field?" is correct.


I hope this helps.


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