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Tricky ..

06.12.2016, 17:06
"You and I versus you and me

(This article provides a simple way to choose between you and I and you and me.)

Consider the following sentence: You and I should have lunch.

Is the correct form of this sentence You and I ... or You and me ...? This is a common source of confusion in English.

Fortunately, there's an easy way to decide whether to use I or me in such sentences. All you have to do is drop the word you then try the sentence with I and me one at a time. For example:

I should have lunch.

Me should have lunch.

Clearly the preferred form in this case is I; thus, the original sentence was correct to use you and I.

Here's another example: He'll blame you and I. Drop the word you then try the sentence with I and me one at a time, like so:

He'll blame I.

He'll blame me.

You can see that the second of these is correct. This means that the original sentence should have been: He'll blame you and me.


On a related note, when using phrases such as you and me, you and I or them and us, it has traditionally been considered courteous to place the reference to yourself last. For example, we prefer:

He'll ask you and me later.


He'll ask me and you later."
01.05.2017, 12:50
So Sky when are you and me going to have lunch?


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