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    i saw this sentence in one book. Is this sentence correct? I think "I" should be replaced by "me".

    " It wasn't I who offered to go "

    if this sentence is correct, can you explain clearly to me please ? thank you very much

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lady G View Post
    i saw this sentence in one book. Is this sentence correct? I think "I" should be replaced by "me".

    " It wasn't I who offered to go "

    if this sentence is correct, can you explain clearly to me please ? thank you very much
    The sentence is correct and in use. In informal language, you can replace I with me.

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    Default Re: Is this sentence correct ?

    but can you tell me the difference between "I" and "me" more clearly

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lady G View Post
    but can you tell me the difference between "I" and "me" more clearly
    With I following it wasn't, I is in the subjective form; with me, it is in the objective form. That's the difference.

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    if this sentence is correct, can you explain clearly to me please ?

    The verb 'to be', as in 'I am', 'he is', 'they are' takes the nominative case before and after the inflected verb:

    I am I, Don Quixote, the Lord of La Mancha.

    It is I, Don Pedro!

    It was not I who cut down the cherry tree. Go see that young Lincoln boy - ask him about it.

    This fact is 'disguised' when we say:
    I am a teacher/I am a student.

    However, informally, we usually ignore this, and say, "It's only me."
    Last edited by David L.; 11-Apr-2009 at 16:28.

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