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    When we

    Please, would you take a look at this sentence and correct my mistakes. I am not sure if I should use "me" or "I".

    When we closed the shop late in the evening, it was usually I who would mop the floor and clean the shelves.

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    Re: When we

    The purist would insist on 'I', but many people would say 'me'.

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    Re: When we

    Quote Originally Posted by Bassim View Post
    Please, would you take a look at this sentence and correct my mistakes. I am not sure if I should use "me" or "I".

    When we closed the shop late in the evening, it was usually I who would mop the floor and clean the shelves.
    It is somewhat "stiff", or, overly formal. Another way to write this (and a more natural way) is -

    When we closed the shop late in the evening I usually would mop the floor and clean the shelves.

    Since you used, "When we closed the shop late in the evening", who would do the work when you closed the shop earlier?

    If you normally closed the shop late in the evening -

    We closed the shop late in the evening and I usually would mop the floor and clean the shelves.

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    Re: When we

    Quote Originally Posted by Gillnetter View Post
    It is somewhat "stiff", or, overly formal.
    I think that the 'I' of the original is rather formal, but it's perfectly natural with 'me' if the speaker is implying that s/he was the one lumbered with the task.

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