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    I or me

    I remember once we discussed the so-called cleft-sentences where personal pronouns are predicated either in the nominative or objective case. Could you look at the list and mark the correct variants?

    It is I who am to blame.(1)
    It is I who is to blame. (2)
    It is me who is to blame. (3)
    It is me that is to blame. (4)
    It is I that is to blame. (5)
    It is I that am to blame. (6)
    It is me who am to blame. (7)

    Have I missed anything?

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    Re: I or me

    Perhaps this might help:

    From http://web.educastur.princast.es/eoi...tSentences.pdf

    Notes
    �� When the subject is emphasised, who (referring to a person) is possible instead of that; e.g., It was my mother who threw...

    �� When the emphasised subject is a pronoun, there is a choice between subject forms I, me, etc) and object-forms (me, him, etc); e.g., It was I who ... It was me that ...

    Object forms are more common in informal English.


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    Thanks, Soup. I just want to cross all the t's and dot all the i's. I would appreciate it if you simply put a mark against each of the listed sentences.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clark View Post
    I remember once we discussed the so-called cleft-sentences where personal pronouns are predicated either in the nominative or objective case. Could you look at the list and mark the correct variants?

    It is I who am to blame.(1) (formal use)
    It is I who is to blame. (2) (informal use)
    It is me who is to blame. (3) (informal use)
    It is me that is to blame. (4) (informal use)
    It is I that is to blame. (5) (semi-formal use)
    It is I that am to blame. (6) (neither formal nor informal use)
    It is me who am to blame. (7) (neither formal nor informal use)

    Have I missed anything?

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