formal <subject pronoun "I" after BE>
Originally Posted by kohyoongliat
The people in my family are my mom, my dad, and I
colloquial <object pronoun "me" after BE>
The people in my family are my mom, my dad, and me
The people in my family are me, my mom, and my dad
The American Heritage Book of English Usage offers the following food for thought:
All the best.
"personal pronouns after forms of be
. Traditional grammar requires the nominative form of the pronoun following the verb be: It is I (not me). Nearly everyone finds this rule difficult to follow. [The reason being, English in not Latin. Sentence structure and word order are meaningful in English.] Even if everyone could follow it, in informal contexts the nominative pronoun often sounds pedantic and even ridiculous [ Woe is I
?, My big mouth and I
?] But constructions like It is me
have been condemned in the classroom and in writing handbooks for so long that there seems little likelihood that they will ever be entirely acceptable in formal writing."