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    Default Re: "I" vs. "Me"

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    In my lessons I just call it correct if it ever comes up. If I can remember the big Latin story, I might mention it.

    You and me, both. I tend not to get into the origins, though. Differentiating formal usage versus non-formal usage seems to work well, as long as the terms informal/slang are clearly defined as well.
    For, say, TOEFL, I'd take the time to explain the Latin origins of the rule, though.


    Are you calling "It's me." slang in any way?

    By the way, you have "jack" in a few places where "X Mode" should be in the quotes department.


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    Quote Originally Posted by X Mode
    Are you calling "It's me." slang in any way?
    Firstly, I'd surely never call you slang, even though X slang Mode has a nice ring to it. Secondly, it's definitely not slang.

    It's 'conversationally respectable!" It's English! To me, non-formal, informal, and slang are not synonyms. They carry different meanings. That's what I mean by clearly defining 'informal/slang'... Oops, that should have been 'and', not slash (/). Oops.

    Please see Bartleby (The Pronoun), scroll down to the bottom. It's all about "It's me". I just came across it a few moments ago while looking for the origin of Saxon possessive -'s.

    Quote Originally Posted by jack
    By the way, you have "jack" in a few places where "X Mode" should be in the quotes department.
    jack...? He's a plagerist...

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    It's 'conversationally respectable!" <<


    What? Conversationally respectable?

    "It's me" This is correct English. It is even more correct and acceptable than "It is I." In fact, "It is I" is acceptable by some, and to many many others it sounds conversationally strange - very strange.
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    Re: conversationally acceptable.

    I was joking around. Hehe-haha.
    Check out the source. You'll see where I quoted from.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea
    Re: conversationally acceptable.

    I was joking around. Hehe-haha.
    Check out the source. You'll see where I quoted from.
    The source says "conversationally acceptable", not "respectable"?


    Once again, I can't see the reason for not calling "It's me." etc. correct. - simply correct. It's correct.

    If so, not a good source.

    Gotta go.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by X Mode
    The source says "conversationally acceptable", not "respectable"?
    Yes! Finally. I was being facetious.

    Once again, I can't see the reason for not calling "It's me." etc. correct. - simply correct. It's correct.
    I agree... I don't know how else to word it, sorry. Agree, I do.

    If so, not a good source.
    Yes! Did you see the quote about leaving out apostrophes? It came from the same source.

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    Once again, I can't see the reason for not calling "It's me." etc. correct. - simply correct. It's correct.
    I agree...


    Okay, now I'm clear on what you're really saying.





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