Dear Facebook Friends:
I’m putting you on notice: I will no longer cringe silently and restrain myself from correcting you when you misuse the word “I.” I will now note the correction in the comments to your post.
It’s public shaming, I know, but you have to learn. I don’t know how you missed this in school, but I’m going to help you.
Use “I” when you are the subject of the sentence. Use “me” when you are the object.
Correct sentence: Eddie and I went to Tennessee.
Incorrect sentence: This is a photo of Eddie and I in Johnson City.
(Test: Take out “Eddie and.” It sounds stupid, right?)
Correct sentence: Eddie told Linda and me to stop playing Candy Crush.
Incorrect sentence: Eddie told Linda and I to stop playing Candy Crush right now and he means it, by golly!
(Test: Take out “Linda and.” More stupidity.)
This may be painful for some of you. I promise it is for your own good.
You’ve been warned.