Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. faisaljan's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Urdu
      • Home Country:
      • Pakistan
      • Current Location:
      • Pakistan

    • Join Date: Apr 2014
    • Posts: 32
    #1

    It was me OR it was I

    Which one is correct?
    1. It was me who dropped the pen.
    2. It was I who dropped the pen.

  2. MikeNewYork's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Nov 2002
    • Posts: 24,983
    #2

    Re: It was me OR it was I

    2 is grammatically correct.
    1 is very common.

    "I dropped the pen" avoids the issue.

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • Laos

    • Join Date: Nov 2002
    • Posts: 57,902
    #3

    Re: It was me OR it was I

    1 is very common, but I think that It was me that dropped the pen would be the most common, at least in informal British English.

    You could also avoid the issue by saying I was the one who/that dropped the pen.

  3. faisaljan's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Urdu
      • Home Country:
      • Pakistan
      • Current Location:
      • Pakistan

    • Join Date: Apr 2014
    • Posts: 32
    #4

    Re: It was me OR it was I

    relating to this, I have another question,
    1. It is them who are ill.
    OR
    2. It is they who are ill.

  4. riquecohen's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • Brazil

    • Join Date: Aug 2010
    • Posts: 6,002
    #5

    Re: It was me OR it was I

    It is they who are ill.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •