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I'm a bit confused. Is it correct to use "me too" and "I too"? (Also with other pronouns.)

For example, if I want to say that Juan gives a present to Ana and I give a present to Ana:

Juan gives a present to Ana, [me/I] too.

Or if I want to say that Juan gives a present to Ana and Pedro gives a present to Ana:

Juan gives a present to Ana, [him/he] too.

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When I write, I would not use any of these “[pronoun] too,” and I would write

Juan gives a present to Ana, and so do I.

Juan gives a present to Ana, and so does he.

When speaking informally, I may say

Juan gives a present to Ana, and me too.

but this is ambiguous because “me too” can mean both “I give a present to Ana, too” and “Juan gives a present to me, too.” I would never use “I too” in the informal context.

(By the way, all of these examples have a separate issue: using the simple present sounds strange because it implies Juan, Pedro or I give a present to Ana routinely.)

(Added: Kosmonaut pointed out in a comment that the simple present is used also when you are narrating the situation (thanks!). That is a more plausible context in which these sentences are used than people give a present routinely. See Kosmonaut’s comment to this answer.)

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Great answer; I just wanted to add that the simple present could also mean that you are narrating the situation, like if you are describing what is happening in some photos you are looking at. (This is probably not the context that was intended by the questioner though.) –  Kosmonaut Oct 30 '10 at 23:23
    
@Kosmonaut: Thanks! –  Tsuyoshi Ito Oct 30 '10 at 23:56
    
so do i :) [3 more] –  Rakesh Juyal Oct 31 '10 at 12:05
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Thanks, now I understand it :) –  vicmp3 Oct 31 '10 at 16:24
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As a professional editor of some thirty years, here's a simple fix to that "informal" sentence:

Juan gives a present to Ana, and to me, too.

Meanwhile, here's a valid "I, too" use:

I, too, slew a dragon, just as Sir Bors did.
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