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    Default Help Pls - When to use Me, Myself and I

    I'm just finishing up a Job Application and I'm stuck with a me, myself and I scenario. Could you learned ladies (and gents) tell me which you think is right ...

    1. ... which provided both me and the Principal of the firm a central workflow management aide.

    2. ... which provided both myself and the Principal of the firm a central workflow management aide.

    3. ... which provided both the Principal of the firm and me a central workflow management aide.

    4. ... which provided both the Principal of the firm and I a central workflow management aide.

    5. ... which provided both the Principal of the firm and myself a central workflow management aide.

    Stupid English language!!! Thanks for your help.

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    I say 5.

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    I'd use #2

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    It's 3.

    First of all, you always put yourself last. Then, to check, try saying the sentence without mentioning the other person and go for the one that makes sense.

    1. ... which provided me...a central workflow management aide.

    Makes sense but you put yourself first in this one.

    2. ... which provided...myself a central workflow management aide.

    Doesn't make sense.

    3. ... which provided me a central workflow management aide.

    Makes perfect sense, although I'd be inclined to say 'with a central...'

    4. ... which provided I a central workflow management aide.

    Doesn't make sense.

    5. ... which provided myself a central workflow management aide.

    Doesn't make sense.

    Hope this helps :-)

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    I would omit the word 'both' and say 'the Principal of the firm and I with'

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    Thanks ladies. I've done a bit of googling and found a page that says to use me (it really discouraged the use of myself - which I've always been a bit partial to).

    You've made some excellent points Harvs, so I might go with 3 and add "with".

    Thanks again everyone.


 

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