“Me,” “myself,” and “I” are all first-person pronouns, but they are not interchangeable. “I” and “me” are personal pronouns; “I” is subjective (functions as a subject in a sentence) and “me” is objective (functions as an object in a sentence). “Myself” is a reflexive pronoun, so it reflects back to a noun or pronoun already used, either to show that the subject and object are the same or to emphasize the noun or pronoun.

Here are some examples: “I brought a book for Sara.” (“I” is the subject doing the action); “Sara brought a book for me.” (“Me” is the indirect object affected by the action); “Sara brought me to the bookstore.” (“Me” is the direct object of the action); “I told myself to remember the job.” (the subject and object are the same person); and “I will do all of the work myself.” (emphasizes that I am doing the work alone).

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