An example of me used as a pronoun is in the sentence, "He went to buy ice cream for me," which means he went to buy ice cream for the person who is speaking.
Origin of meMiddle English ; from OE, akin to German mich, accusative , mir, dative ; from Indo-European base an unverified form me- from source Classical Latin me, accusative , mi(hi), dative
- Master of Educationalso M.E.
- Mechanical Engineer
- Medical Examiner
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- Middle English
- Military Engineer
- Mining Engineer
- Most Excellent
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pron.The objective case of I1.
- Used as the direct object of a verb: He assisted me.
- Used as the indirect object of a verb: They offered me a ride.
- Used as the object of a preposition: This letter is addressed to me.
- Informal Used as a predicate nominative: It's me. See Usage Notes at be, but, I1.
- Nonstandard Used reflexively as the indirect object of a verb: I bought me a new car.
Origin of meMiddle English, from Old English m&emacron;; see me-1 in Indo-European roots. Our Living Language Speakers of vernacular varieties of English, especially in the South, will commonly utter sentences like I bought me some new clothes or She got her a good job, in which the objective form of the pronoun (me, her) rather than the reflexive pronoun (myself, herself) is used to refer back to the subject of the sentence (I, She). However, the reflexive pronoun of Standard English cannot always be replaced by the vernacular objective pronoun. For example, Jane baked her and John some cookies doesn't mean “Jane baked herself and John some cookies.” In this sentence, her must refer to someone other than Jane, just as it does in Standard English. In addition, forms like me and her cannot be used in place of myself or herself unless the noun in the phrase following the pronoun is preceded by a modifier such as some, a, or a bunch of. Thus, sentences such as I cooked me some dinner and We bought us a bunch of candy are commonplace; sentences such as I cooked me dinner and We bought us candy do not occur at all. Sometimes objective pronouns can occur where reflexive pronouns cannot. For example, one might hear in vernacular speech I'm gonna write me a letter to the president; nobody, no matter what variety he or she speaks, would say I'm gonna write myself a letter to the president.
- also Me. Maine
- a. mechanical engineerb. mechanical engineering
- medical examiner
- Middle English
(first-person singular pronoun, referring to the speaker)
- As the direct object of a verb.
- Can you hear me?
- As the object of a preposition.
- Come with me.
- As the indirect object of a verb.
- He gave me this.
- (US, colloquial) Myself; as a reflexive indirect object of a verb; the ethical dative.
- (colloquial) As the complement of the copula (“be" or “is").
- It wasn't me.
- (Australia, UK, New Zealand, colloquial) My; preceding a noun, marking ownership.
- (colloquial, with "and") As the subject of a verb.
- Me and my friends played a game.
- (nonstandard, not with "and") As the subject of a verb.
Me is traditionally described as the accusative pronoun, meaning it should be used as the object of verbs and prepositions, while the nominative pronoun I should be used as the subject of verbs. However, “accusative" pronouns are widely used as the subject of verbs in colloquial speech if they are accompanied by and, for example, "me and her are friends". This usage is traditionally considered incorrect, and "she and I are friends" would be the preferred construction.
Using me as the lone subject (without and) of a verb (e.g. "me want", "me like") is a feature of various types of both pidgin English and that of infant English-learners, and is sometimes used by speakers of standard English for jocular effect (e.g. "me likee", "me wantee").
Some prescriptivists object to the use of me following the verb to be, as in “It wasn't me". The phrase “It was not I" is considered to be correct, though this may be seen as extreme and used for jocular effect.
From Middle English me, from Old English mÄ“ (“me", originally dative, but later also accusative), from Proto-Germanic *miz (“me"), from Proto-Indo-European *(e)me-, *(e)me-n- (“me"). Cognate with Scots me (“me"), North Frisian me (“me"), Dutch me, mij (“me"), German mir (“me", dative), Icelandic mÃ©r (“me", dative), Latin mÄ“ (“me"), Ancient Greek Î¼Î (me), á¼Î¼Î (emÃ©, “me"), Sanskrit [script?] (mÄ), [script?] (mÄm, “me").
- (law) Maine, as used in case citations.
me - Computer Definition
A top-level Internet domain used for individuals. In 2007, the .me suffix was assigned to Montenegro, one year after the single country "Serbia and Montenegro" split into two separate countries. Montenegro opened up the domain for personal use a year later. See Internet domain name.