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    Default Me or I?

    In the following sentence, can we use "I" or "me" is the only option that we can use?

    Example: The contract is made between me and him.
    or: The contract is made between I and he.

    Thanks in advance!!!

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    Default Re: Me or I?

    Only the first is acceptable. The second is 'hypercorrect' - that is, wrong (because of trying too hard to avoid a common mistake).

    If you want he and I to be acceptable, make them the subject: 'He and I are contractually bound.'

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    Default Re: Me or I?

    But what about a formal context. What if that sentence is used in a formal contract?

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    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****


    Hello,



    1. I have great news for you. You will never make this kind of mistake again if you just remember one very easy rule: Always use the objective forms after a preposition:


    a. The contract is between him and me. (It's more courteous to mention the other person first.)
    b. They are going with her and me.
    c. This was written about you and him.

    2. By the way, people nowadays say, "The best students in the class are him and me." According to the

    rules, it should be "The best students in the class are he and I." ("are" is a linking verb) Sadly, almost no one

    obeys this rule any more.


    James

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheParser View Post
    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****


    Hello,



    1. I have great news for you. You will never make this kind of mistake again if you just remember one very easy rule: Always use the objective forms after a preposition:


    a. The contract is between him and me. (It's more courteous to mention the other person first.)
    b. They are going with her and me.
    c. This was written about you and him.

    2. By the way, people nowadays say, "The best students in the class are him and me." According to the

    rules, it should be "The best students in the class are he and I." ("are" is a linking verb) Sadly, almost no one

    obeys this rule any more.


    James
    I do agree with you.

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    Default Re: Me or I?

    Quote Originally Posted by toloue_man View Post
    But what about a formal context. What if that sentence is used in a formal contract?
    In a formal cotract, the names of the people would be used.

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