Me Or I

The two personal pronouns I and me are often used wrongly, usually in sentences in which I is being used with another noun. Here are some tips to help you get it right:

  • Use the pronoun I, along with other subjective pronouns such as we, he, she, you, and they,when the pronoun is the subject of a verb:
    • He went to bed.
    • We waited for the bus.
    • Clare and I are going for a coffee.

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Less or Fewer

People often don’t know when to use less and when to use fewer in a sentence. Here’s how to get it right.

Use fewer if you’re referring to people or things in the plural (e.g. houses, newspapers, dogs, students, children). For example:

  • People these days are buying fewer newspapers.
  • Fewer students are opting to study science-related subjects.
  • Fewer than thirty children each year develop the disease.

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