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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.
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.