Subjective case

Let's get back to our earlier illustration. When you hear, "Me wants to visit her," as an English speaker you know it is wrong. You know that "me" is not the right form of the pronoun. It should be "I." Here is the grammar that explains why.

We say that the subject of the verb is in the subjective case.

"I" is the subjective form of the pronoun. "Me" is the form of the same pronoun but in a different case (which we will learn next). Because the subject of a verb must be in the subjective case, we say "I want ... ," not "Me want ...."

Note: Many words do not change their form to show that they are in the subjective case. But pronoluns do, and that is why they are good illustrations of the grammar.