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    Default Its I or its me

    when you knock at someone's door.....and on asking what would you say.....its i or its me???

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    Quote Originally Posted by raul208215 View Post
    w When you knock at someone's door.....and on asking being asked who it is, what would you say....."i It's i I" or "i It's me"???
    I'd say, "It's Jed", that being my name.

    If we are sure that the person inside can recognise our voice, most of us say, "It's me".

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    Default Re: Its I or its me

    Technically, it would be "It is I."
    But, no one says that. Today, people say "It's me".
    In fact, if someone knocked at my door and replied "it is I" after I asked who was there, I probably wouldn't open the door.

    John

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    Quote Originally Posted by raul208215 View Post
    when you knock at someone's door.....and on asking what would you say.....its i or its me???

    NOT A TEACHER


    (1) As the teachers have told you, most people nowadays would use "me."

    (2) This non-teacher respectfully suggests that you follow the rule:

    It is I, he, she, we, they.

    (3) I assume that you are studying English because you wish to communicate

    with native speakers. The more educated native speakers will feel more respect

    for you when they notice that you know the rule.

    (4) This is only my opinion, which is shared by only a few other people. (I suspect

    that some university professors who write scholarly books also follow the rule -- even

    those professors who may say that the rule is not important or old-fashioned.)

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    Default Re: Its I or its me

    Quote Originally Posted by TheParser View Post
    (1) As the teachers have told you, most people nowadays would use "me."

    (2) This non-teacher respectfully suggests that you follow the rule:

    It is I, he, she, we, they.
    I have to disagree with you there.

    As you say, most people use 'me' - it is now the accepted, natural usage for all but a minority of speakers. Most people learning English want to sound as natural as they can, not to sound like a walking grammar book.

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