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    I or me?

    Hello!

    It has always been a problem for me whether to use "I" or "me" at the beginning of a sentence or when giving a title to my essays like these:

    - Both you and I/me can do it.
    - I and my family/ Me and my family.

    Can I use both of them? Could you be of some help?

    Thanks.

    Balázs.

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    Re: I or me?

    "Both you and I can do it" is strictly correct.

    Whether you use "I and my family" or "me and my family" depends on whether the phrase is the subject or the object of the sentence.

    ~R

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    Re: I or me?

    Hi RonBee

    Which one is correct?
    I and you or Me and you?

    Thank you in advance

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    Re: I or me?

    You and I have been talking about this and that.

    It's been a good day for both you and me.

    ~R

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    Re: I or me?

    Tnak you RonBee very much for explain


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    Re: I or me?

    Hi!
    I know what is subject and object, but when writing "I and my family" as a title, I think it refers to what the text will be about. I and my family will appear in it, but I was taught to use "Me and my family" but I do not know why.

    Furthermore, I also know that the following two senteces are both correct. Which one would you use when?

    - It is me who is to blame.
    - It is I who am to blame.

    Thanks for answering,

    Bye,
    Balázs.

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    Re: I or me?

    We follow different rules when composing titles. Use whatever makes you happy.

    I am to blame for any mistakes in this post.

    ~R


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    Would you be so kind as to answer to my last Q about "It is me who is to blame and It is I who am to blame"???

    Thanx.

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    Re: I or me?

    Quote Originally Posted by borsbali View Post
    Would you be so kind as to answer to my last Q about "It is me who is to blame and It is I who am to blame"???

    Thanx.
    I don't know that I would use either one. They both strike me as very formal. They would both be used, but just not very often.

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    Re: I or me?

    I was looking into some grammar books to try to answer this seemingly perplexing question. I am inclined to say, “It is I who am to blame." As a relative pronoun (who in this case) refers to a noun or pronoun (I), it shall be of the same # and person as its antecedent and in our case it’s ‘am’ and not ‘is’.

    I wish to quote a saying for comparison: “I, who am your King, will lead you.”

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