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Should it be *you and I* or *you and me*? This can be confusing for some.
Subjective Case vs Objective Case
I/me — he/him — she/her — us/we
Subjective: I, he, she, we
Objective: me, him, her, us
Many people remember it being stressed to say 'you and I' as we were growing up.
However, this isn't always the case. You might think it sounds more 'scholarly' to always say 'you and I'... In fact, the opposite is true. "Let's keep this between you and I" might sound right, but it isn't....
1) "Grandma is coming to visit you and I." — INCORRECT
2) "You and me are going to town." — INCORRECT
The first sentence should be you and me, not you and I. And the second sentence should be you and I.
How do you know which is correct?
In both sentences, remove 'you' ....
You wouldn't say: "Grandma is coming to visit I." And you wouldn't say: "Me are/am going to town." If you can leave only 'I' or 'me' in the sentence and it is correct, then you are using the correct case — subjective or Objective.
What is Objective Case?
What is Subjective Case?
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