I need help with figuring out what pronoun to correctly use at the end of the following sentence:

"As a child, I witnessed my father regularly fight with my mother, and exhibit strong, emotional and physical outburst towards my sister and me/I/myself."

Can anyone explain which one it correct and why?

  • The only one that's wrong is the "I" version. – tchrist Jan 9 '18 at 17:36
  • Using 'me' is not ungrammatical here but would incorporate an unfortunate clash of registers. As would 'Pops was well mean to my sister and myself.' – Edwin Ashworth Jan 9 '18 at 20:29
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    Surely 'me' is the only correct option? If the sister was not mentioned it would be 'towards me'. – Kate Bunting Jan 10 '18 at 17:15

You would use the pronoun I, as you generally do use the pronoun I, whenever your talking about someone else and yourself. eg: Maria and I decided to go over to the lake

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    Anonymous1010 has it exactly wrong. The use of I has nothing to do with its conjunction with additional parties, and as the pronoun here will be the object of the preposition towards, the objective as opposed to nominative form would be conventional. – choster Jan 9 '18 at 17:50
  • Because towards is, er, ... dative? You are the object at the end of the sentence, so "me" or "myself" are the correct word choices... I'd go with myself, myself, but Tom's right. – Will Crawford Jan 9 '18 at 18:00

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