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    hello,
    Could you please tell me what is the correct way to say this: You and I are good friends or You and me are good friends. I am a little confused which form of pronoun I should use.

    thank you

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    If it were you and me, instead of saying "we are friends" you should say "us are friends". This the usual test I use to choose between those two when speaking. I think the right way is "You and I are friends"... I always get mixed up with "between you and I" and "between you and me". Since we doesn´t work there (it's between us, not between we), I choose "between you and me". I use this thumbrule a lot... though I'm never too sure it works...


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    I see...That's good rule of thumb! Thanks. Though I admit I've heard both forms and that is why I began to contemplate the correct way of saying it.
    Thank you so very much

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    Re: question

    The correct form is 'you and I'. 'You and me' is used colloquially, but would be marked wrong in a language test. The rule is simple- it's the subject, so use subject pronouns.

    With 'between', use object pronouns after a preposition.


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    Thanks...That makes sense!

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