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Ketchup on English: Mastering “I” vs. “Me” – Essential Grammar Tips

Welcome to Ketchup on English! In this blog post, we are going to dive into a common grammar question that many English learners struggle with: when to use “I” and “Me”. This is an essential topic for mastering English grammar, and we’ve made it fun and easy to understand. Let’s get started!

Understanding “I” and “Me”

The confusion between “I” and “Me” is quite common, but the rules are straightforward once you get the hang of them. Here’s a quick summary:

  1. “I” is used as the subject of a sentence, meaning it is the doer of the verb.
  2. “Me” is used as the object of a sentence, meaning it is the receiver of the verb.

Example Breakdown of “I” and “Me”

Imagine you’re telling a story involving two characters, Ketchup and Pepper. Here’s how you would use “I” and “Me” correctly:

  • “I” as the Subject: “I like Pepper.”
    • In this sentence, “I” is the subject (the one doing the liking), and “like” is the verb.
  • “Me” as the Object: “Pepper likes me.”
    • Here, “Pepper” is the subject (the one doing the liking), and “me” is the object (the one being liked).

A Fun Grammar Lesson with Ketchup and Pepper

Let’s revisit a scene from our latest video to see how Ketchup learns the difference between “I” and “Me”.

The Grammar Crisis

Ketchup faces a grammar crisis when talking to Teacher about a song:

  • Pepper: “It has lyrics by Honey and I.”
  • Ketchup: “Honey and me. It has lyrics by Honey and me.”

Ketchup realizes that Pepper should have used “me” instead of “I” because “Honey and me” are the objects of the verb “has”.

Explanation from Teacher

Teacher explains that “I” is always the subject in a sentence, and “Me” is always the object:

  • Correct Usage: “It has lyrics by Honey and me.”
    • “It” is the subject, “has” is the verb, and “Honey and me” are the objects.

Ketchup remembers that every sentence has a verb, and whoever or whatever does the verb is the subject. Whoever or whatever receives the verb is the object. This simple rule helps to clarify the usage.

Tips to Remember “I” and “Me”

  1. Identify the Verb: Find the action in the sentence.
  2. Find the Doer: Ask who is doing the action (this will be the subject, “I”).
  3. Find the Receiver: Ask who is receiving the action (this will be the object, “me”).


Understanding the difference between “I” and “Me” is crucial for mastering English grammar. Remember that “I” is the doer (subject) and “Me” is the receiver (object). Keep practicing, and soon you’ll get it right every time!

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