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    #1

    Question No one but me seemed to notice him.

    No one but me seemed to notice him.

    Is it right to replace "me" with "I"? Thanks for help!

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    #2

    Re: No one but me seemed to notice him.

    Replacing me with I is grammatically correct, but it is a usage that is rarely seen or heard nowadays.

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    #3

    Re: No one but me seemed to notice him.

    Wouldn't this be better?

    No one but me seemed to have noticed him.

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    #4

    Re: No one but me seemed to notice him.

    It depends on the context.

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    #5

    Re: No one but me seemed to notice him.

    Yes, the infinitive works if it is something repeated.

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    #6

    Re: No one but me seemed to notice him.

    Is "but" in the sentence a preposition? If so, isn't it wrong to replace "me" with "I"?

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