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    What is the Correct Usage

    What is the rule for using either:

    'You and me'
    or
    'You and I'

    in a sentence?


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    Re: What is the Correct Usage

    The confusion here might be arising because "you" is both the nominative and objective personal pronoun, whereas "I" is the nominative, and "me" is the objective.

    So, You and I should take in/go to a movie some time.
    He is going to take you and me to the movies.
    "Between you, me and the gatepost, I think he's a gonner/is going to die." (the last part is VERY colloquial!)

    However, in colloquial speech, the You and I, He and I, She and I, tends to be a bit formal. So you will hear native speakers, among friends, saying things like,
    Oh, John and me/ him and me go way back (we've know each other a long time).
    You and me ought to take in/go to a movie some time.

    At this stage, stick with good grammar!!

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