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    Headache

    Hi

    I didn't think I struggled between using 'you and I' and 'you and me', but I am struggling with the following statement: "Well you and me may have different views on that." I thought it should be 'I', but I've been corrected with 'me'.

    Can anyone clear my headache and tell me which is right and wrong?

    Many thanks

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    Re: Headache

    Quote Originally Posted by ColgateSmile
    But I've been corrected.



    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****


    May I ask who corrected you?

    Of course, you are correct.

    "Well, you and I may have different views on that." "You and I" = subject + "may have" = verb + "different views" = object.

    "Well, we ["you and I"] may have different views on that."

    We would NEVER say: "Well, us may have different views on that."


    I hope that your headache is better now.



    James


    P.S. Maybe the person who corrected you has been listening to many young (and not so young) native speakers who say things such as: "Yeah, dude, my buddy and me went to Disneyland last week" or "Me and Mona are going to the beach next week." In my opinion: Horrible!
    Last edited by TheParser; 05-Sep-2014 at 16:44. Reason: Added an example of "bad" English.

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    #3

    Re: Headache

    Here is the easiest way to work it out:

    Remove the other person (the person who isn't you) from the statement and see if it still makes sense grammatically. If it does, you got it right. If it doesn't you got it wrong.

    You and I may have a different view on that.
    Remove "you". This gives:
    I may have a different view on that. (Correct)

    You and me may have a different view on that.
    Remove "you". This gives:
    Me may have a different view on that. (Incorrect)

    Therefore, "you and I may have" must be correct because "I may have" is correct.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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