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    "You and Me" or "You and I"

    hello....
    I just heard somebody saying: "Leave a bit more space between You and I!"

    With my German background it totally sounds wrong to me.

    For example I would say: "You and I are going on a trip tomorrow."
    But I would say: "Leave a bit more space between You and Me!"

    What is right and what is wrong? It seems like people use "You and I" and "You and Me" however they want.

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    Re: "You and Me" or "You and I"

    Quote Originally Posted by DerMajo View Post
    hello....
    I just heard somebody saying: "Leave a bit more space between You and I!"

    With my German background it totally sounds wrong to me.

    For example I would say: "You and I are going on a trip tomorrow."
    But I would say: "Leave a bit more space between You and Me!"

    What is right and what is wrong? It seems like people use "You and I" and "You and Me" however they want.
    Yes, people say many things. Your two uses are correct. "Between" is a preposition and it takes pronouns in the objective case.

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    Re: "You and Me" or "You and I"

    Quote Originally Posted by DerMajo View Post
    hello....

    But I would say: "Leave a bit more space between You and Me!"
    Me too!!

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    Re: "You and Me" or "You and I"

    Quote Originally Posted by DerMajo View Post

    For example I would say: "You and I are going on a trip tomorrow."
    But I would say: "Leave a bit more space between You and Me!"

    What is right and what is wrong?
    '...between you and me' is right.

    As for the other examples, it is incorrect to capitalise 'you' and 'me' (unless they begin a sentence).

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    Re: "You and Me" or "You and I"

    Some people seem to think that between you and I is an example of high style. It isn't, and it drives many people crazy.

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    Re: "You and Me" or "You and I"

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    it drives many people crazy.
    Really? That seems a bit OTT. It doesn't bother me at all.


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    Re: "You and Me" or "You and I"

    It irritates the hell out of me.


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    Re: "You and Me" or "You and I"

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    It irritates the hell out of me.
    I suppose, if I am honest, it irritates the hell out of I, too.

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    Re: "You and Me" or "You and I"

    Thank you for all your replies but I'm still not sure what is right and wrong.

    So is "between you and I" right or just acceptable or totally wrong?

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    #10

    Re: "You and Me" or "You and I"

    It is totally wrong to use "between you and I."
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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