Possible Duplicate: “My friends and I” vs. “My friends and me” vs. “Me and my friends” Can “myself” stand for both “me” and “I” in “my mother and I/me”?

What is correct?We are a family of four: my father, my mother, my brother and me.orWe are a family of four: my father, my mother, my brother and I.orWe are a family of four: my father, my mother, my brother and myself.

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All are correct—they differ only in style. The choice of I or me usually depends on whether the pronoun in question is part of the subject or object of a verb. In this case, the verb is to be. Here’s a simple example:

It is I.

It is me.

Using I sounds perhaps more formal, but also less natural, so use me if you’re writing as you would speak. Myself is normally used with a reflexive verb, where the object of the action is also the subject:

I take care of myself.

However, myself/yourself/&c. are also frequently used as more formal alternatives to me/you/&c.

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, especially in lists of people. Some object to it as a matter of style, but I think it’s also acceptable. When in doubt, choose me:

We are a family of four: my father, my mother, my brother, and me.


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