Pronouns I and Me Grade 1 English Learning Concepts Orchids
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Pronouns

Know the Difference Between I & me for class 1 English

The pronouns I and me are considered the most frequently misunderstood words in the English Language. This concept will reduce the confusion of students and make them acquainted with the common errors that can happen while using them in a sentence.

The students will also learn the following from this learning concept:

  • The difference between I and me
  • The use of I and me in sentences.

Class 1 students have been given an explanation of this subject using examples, diagrams, and visuals. Students have been provided with two free printable PDF worksheets at the end of the page. Students can solve the problems after going through the concept. The worksheet on pronouns for class 1 also has solutions that have been provided in PDF format.

Definition:

  • A pronoun is a word that can replace a noun.
  • It is used to take the place of a noun that has already been mentioned earlier in a sentence.
  • A pronoun can indicate both singular and plural nouns.
  • ‘I’ and ‘me’ are singular pronouns.

Examples:

Difference between I and me

In the above examples, we haven’t used the naming words or nouns. This is because the pronouns ‘I’ and ‘me’ have replaced the naming words.

Though ‘I’ and ‘me’ both are pronouns, they have different usages.

Let’s see how to use them in a sentence.

Uses of ‘I’:

  1. ‘I’ is used to talk about the person who is doing the action. We use ‘I’ when we talk about ourselves only.
  2. ‘I’ usually is placed before the action words.
  3. ‘I’ denotes only a singular person.

Examples:

Use of I
  • In this example, the speaker is describing what she is doing.
  • The pronoun ‘I’ shows a singular person.
  • The pronoun ‘I’ sits before the doing word ‘playing’.
  • This pronoun is always used when ‘I’ is doing an action.
Use of I
  • In the above sentence, the speaker is talking about her puppies.
  • The pronoun ‘I’ refers to one person.

Uses of ‘me’:

  1. ‘Me’ is also a pronoun. We use this pronoun to talk about ourselves.
  2. ‘Me’ usually is placed after doing words.
  3. This is also used to talk about a singular person.
  4. It is used when ‘I’ is the receiver of the action, then ‘me’ is used.

Examples:

Use of me
  • The speaker didn’t take her name. Instead, she used the pronoun ‘me’.
  • ‘Me’ sits right after the action word ‘bought’.
  • The pronoun ‘Me’ is used to talk about a singular person.

Common Mistake:

1. ‘I’ can’t be used at the end of a sentence. It usually sits at the beginning of a sentence.

Example:

I love reading books.

Me love reading books.

2. On the other hand, ‘me’ is always used at the end of a sentence. It can’t sit at the beginning of a sentence.

Example:

They gave me a pen.

They gave I a pen.

Concept map of difference between I and me
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