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    It was me who... or it was I who...

    Hi All, is it correct to say: "it was me who did something" or "it was I who did something"? Thanks.

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    Re: It was me who... or it was I who...

    A stickler for grammar would prefer "it was I", but as you know from listening to people in America talk, "it was me" is more commonly used than "it was I." Therefore "it was me" must be considered correct, at least in speech. I would reserve "it was I" for formal writing.

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    Re: It was me who... or it was I who...

    Quote Originally Posted by probus View Post
    A stickler for grammar would prefer "it was I", but as you know from listening to people in America talk, "it was me" is more commonly used than "it was I." Therefore "it was me" must be considered correct, at least in speech. I would reserve "it was I" for formal writing.
    I see what you are saying here. Thanks.

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    Re: It was me who... or it was I who...

    Quote Originally Posted by xupeng66 View Post
    Hi All, is it correct to say: "it was me who did something" or "it was I who did something"? Thanks.
    Leaving the grammar disagreement aside, I am not fond of that construction. Why not just say "I did something" or if you need emphasis, "I was the one who did something"?

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