is correct: you and me or you and I? Some books say
you and me is correct and others say it should be you
from Saudi Arabia asks:
you please explain to me the use of I and me? If I
knock on the door and someone asks: Who is it? should I say
It is me or It is I. If someone says: I discovered
this website by accident should I say: I too have discovered
it by accident or Me too .?
from France writes:
do we say The King and I and not The King and me?
I am told that not even the Queen herself knows the right answer!
You do say she and me, don't you and not she and I?
- me Personal
pronouns in English have one form (I, he, she, we, they) when
they are used as the subject of a sentence and another form
(me, him, her, us, them) when they are used as the object
of a verb or follow a preposition (with me, after us, etc).
This applies to all personal pronouns, as listed above, except you
and it which remain the same in both subject and object forms:
gave them some chocolates and they gave us
lend you my flared skirt if you'll lend me
your blue denims.
you see Paul and Julie? You can't see me, but I'm standing
behind him and beside her in the photo.
So whether you say you and I or you and me in co-ordinate
phrases depends on whether they function as subjects or objects
in the sentence:
and I should go and speak to Trevor about this matter.
has indicated that he wants to interview you and me.
in colloquial informal British English, people often use you and
me as subjects, even though it is known to be incorrect. This
has led to an assumption that you and me can never be correct and
people (even the Queen perhaps) then sometimes use you and I as objects
instead of the correct form you and me.But
for your own convenience, keep a clear distinction between them as
the same rule applies to other personal pronouns, i.e it's she
and I when they are the subject of the clause and her and me
when they are the object:
you know Geoffrey? Well, he and I are going to Stamford
Bridge to watch Chelsea on Saturday.
wouldn't listen to her or me when I said we couldn't go
too! - It's me!
very short answers like this, we usually prefer the object form:
that behind the sofa? ~ It's me!
want to go to Chris Cornell's concert at the London Astoria next
Friday. ~ Me too!
response Me too is particularly useful if you readily agree
with someone about something. Note the difference in tone between
the use of also and too in the following sentences
where also is used in a longer, more considered response:
might get one of those new mobile phones. ~ Yeah, I'm also
thinking of trading up.
might get one of those new mobile phones. ~ Yeah, me too.
pronouns after as as / like / but / than
we normally use object pronouns after as as, like, but
meaning except and than, although subject + verb
is sometimes possible as an alternative. Compare the following:
can't run as fast as me, so he's better off as a defender.
He can't run as fast as I can, so he's better off as a
say you look exactly like me when I was eighteen
They say you look exactly as I did when I was eighteen
that's Tracy for you! Nobody but her would go to shopping
except Tony and me, got back before sundown.
taller than her, so I should stand at the back.
I'm taller than she is, so I should stand at the back.
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