I = subject

Jim = object

  • The teacher called Sarah and me.

    The teacher = subject

    Sarah = object me = object

    My and mine show possession. Use my before the word, and use mine after the word:

  • Paul is my friend.
  • Paul is a friend of mine.
  • Those are my glasses.
  • Those glasses are mine.

    The word myself is used in two cases:

    1. As a reflexive pronoun – when “I” is both the subject AND the object

  • I gave myself a haircut.

    (This means I cut MY own hair)

    I gave me a haircut.

  • I accidentally cut myself with the scissors.

    2. For emphasis – when you want to emphasize the “I”

  • I baked this cake myself!

    (I want to emphasize that I made it, and not another person)

  • I know John was at the party because I saw him there myself.

    (I saw John at the party with my own eyes)

  • Give me the letter – I’ll deliver it myself.

    (I’ll deliver the letter personally)

    Finally, the expression by myself means alone:

  • I went out to dinner by myself.