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“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. or We are a family of four: my father, my mother, my brother and I. or We are a family of four: my father, my mother, my brother and myself.

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For me vs. I, see these two most excellent answers: one, two. For I/me vs. myself, see the other linked question. Have a look at the questions linked from there, too, or browse the tags "pronouns" and "reflexives". This subject has been covered extensively on this site. –  RegDwigнt Oct 9 '12 at 17:52
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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., 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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+1 for a clear, succinct and sensible answer. –  Barrie England Oct 9 '12 at 17:40
    
Thanks. This was very helpful –  essen Oct 9 '12 at 18:09
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